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Video: Murray brothers emotional after winning doubles match in Davis Cup semi-final

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Brothers Andy and Jamie Murray overcame Argentina in their Davis Cup semi-final doubles match on Saturday at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow.

The victory saw Great Britain close their two-point deficit to just one, a feat which brought the match within reach for them after losing both of their singles matches on the opening day of the contest.

Murray lost his opening match of the semi-final to Argentine star Juan Martin del Potro, after the two engaged in an epic duel that would go for the full five sets, breaching the five-hour mark. The scoreline finished 6-4 5-7 6-7 6-3 6-4 in favour of the Argentine.

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Kyle Edmund also played his singles match on Friday, but he fell short to Guido Pella by a scoreline of 6-7 6-4 6-3 6-2.

The deficit put the Murray brothers under a fair amount of pressure. As they geared up to take on the Argentine duo, they were tasked with keeping the nation's hopes of retaining the title for a second year running alive.

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In the end, however, they proved to be more than capable of the task.

The Murray brothers would hold their nerve throughout the match, and despite some concerns over Andy's fitness following his five-hour marathon match with Del Potro the day before, they won the match 6-1 3-6 6-4 6-4 to bring the best-of-five semi-final contest scoreline to two games to one.

During the interview after the match, both the crowd and the players looked and sounded to be delighted with the result.

At the brothers being told: "It looked like you were enjoying yourselves out there," the crowd immediately began to make their voices heard, which sparked Andy to wave his arms in the air, gesturing as if to say "please, continue."

Great Britain v Argentina: Davis Cup Semi Final 2016 - Day Two

He said: " It was an amazing match, a great atmosphere. Obviously, yesterday was a very tough day, so to come out today and get the win with Jamie was great."

On his brother's performance, Andy went on to say: "He played unbelievably well throughout the match," which prompted a huge response from the crowd.

He continued: "Still at 2-1 down it's a tough position to be in, but we're closer than we were at the beginning of the day and I still think we can come back."

Upon being asked whether or not there was a sixth sense between the two brothers on the court, Jamie replied: "It's better for me to be playing with him [Andy Murray] in front of a Scottish crowd, it gets quite emotional."

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On the verge of tears, Jamie continued: "You know we played a great match, it was exciting for me because Juan Martin [Del Potro] played the match, and for me, it's exciting to play against the best players in the world.

"Tomorrow's a new day, and we'll be going as hard as we can to get the rubbers we need."

Unfortunately though for Great Britain, the doubles victory would not be enough to set them on a course that would lead to the final stage of the competition.

Despite Andy Murray managing to win his singles match against Guido Pella in straight sets on Sunday, Daniel Evans lost the fifth and final rubber to Leonardo Mayer 6-4 3-6 2-6 4-6, thus giving the Argentinians a 3-2 victory overall.

Argentina will now face Croatia in the final of the competition in November.

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Juan Martin Del Potro
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Novak Djokovic
Roger Federer
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Andy Murray

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