Andy Murray and Juan Martin del Potro produced another match for the ages, in the Davis Cup SF, inside a packed stadium at Glasgow. It was the Argentine who lasted in this marathon 5 hour encounter, winning 6-4 5-7 6-7(5) 6-3 6-4. Del Potro put an end to the 14 match winning streak of Murray in the Davis Cup and also broke his own losing streak of 7 five set matches.
“I’m so happy to be playing tennis again after three surgeries on my wrist. I could not imagine this moment.This kind of moment is what I missed when I had rehab. I always play well in Britain and very happy today.
I’m so tired, my legs are so tight but I will have a massage and be ready for tomorrow or the day after” , said the gentle giant.
It also gives Argentina a 1-0 lead in the semifinals of the tournament against defending champions Great Britian. And as usual, Twitter exploded in its finest form. What follows are the best reactions to the match:
Win or lose, Murray or Del Potro, this is a match of the year candidate
— Christopher Clarey (@christophclarey) September 16, 2016
Wow just Wow #DelPotro
— Patrick McEnroe (@PatrickMcEnroe) September 16, 2016
— Pallavi Basu (@pallavibasu) September 16, 2016
— Sarah Claire (@BerdVolleys) September 16, 2016
— Davis Cup (@DavisCup) September 16, 2016
— Sarah Johnson (@SJ_UK1) September 16, 2016
— Vatsal Tolasaria (@VatsalTolasaria) September 16, 2016
Grande @delpotrojuan ???
— Carla Rebecchi (@carlitarebecchi) September 16, 2016
So @delpotrojuan has now beaten Djokovic, Nadal, Wawrinka, and Murray in the last 60 or so days… (In high stakes matches no less)
— Jon Wertheim (@jon_wertheim) September 16, 2016
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 16, 2016
— Greg Rusedski (@GregRusedski1) September 16, 2016
Both players deserve standing o's after that.
5 hrs, 7 minutes. Delpo winning from 1-2 down vs. Murray.
Monumental effort, achievement.
— David Law (@DavidLawTennis) September 16, 2016