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Surprise win for Cameron Norrie levels scores in first day of Davis Cup action

Davis Cup debutant Cameron Norrie.
Davis Cup debutant Cameron Norrie. / Josele-Lanza
  • Spain and Great Britain are level after the rookie came from two sets down to stun Roberto Bautista Agut at Puente Romano on Friday

Underdogs Great Britain received a boost in their quest for victory in the Davis Cup first round on Friday when Cameron Norrie, ranked 114th in the world, fought back from two sets down to see off Roberto Bautista Agut.

Norrie, a Davis Cup debutant, fought to win 4-6 3-6 6-3 6-2 6-2 against the world number 23 on the clay at the Puente Romano tennis club in Marbella.

“We've had a lot of good moments in Davis Cup and this is one of them right now,” said Great Britain captain Leon Smith after the match. "At two sets down, you're thinking, just keep fighting, keep pride and passion. It's amazing to see Cam, as a rookie, a debutant, actually wear the opponent down.”

This levelled the scores in the round at 1-1 after world number 21 Albert Ramos-Vinolas saw off Liam Broady 6-3 6-4 7-6 (8-6) in the day’s early fixture.

Jamie Murray and Dominic Inglot await Feliciano López and Pablo Carreño Busta in Saturday's doubles rubber.