Inglot and Murray battle hard to give Great Britain a crucial lead in Belgrade

Inglot and Murray battled past their Serbian counter parts in the crucial doubles matchup in four sets to see Great Britain go 2-1 ahead in the quarter-final tie.

Inglot and Murray battle hard to give Great Britain a crucial lead in Belgrade
Murray and Inglot gave Great Britain a crucial point in their quarter-final tie with Serbia (Picture source: Getty Images)

Great Britain have taken a huge step to advancing to the semi-finals of the Davis Cup after Dominic Inglot and Jamie Murray defeated Serbian pair Filip Krajinovic and Nenad Zimonjic in four sets to go 2-1 in front in the quarter-final tie.

Inglot and Murray knew coming into the match how important it was for them to win the match and they started brilliantly winning the first 6-1 and everything looked straightforward.

The Serbs though fought back to win the second set 7-6 before Inglot and Murray came back to take the next two sets to earn a crucial point.

In the end, the win came in four sets 6-1, 6-7, 6-3, 6-4 and it now means one more singles win on Sunday and Great Britain will advance.

Murray and Inglot power their way through to win the first set

The first set was all about Great Britain as Inglot and Murray got off to the best possible start by winning the first three games of the set including getting a crucial break of serve in the second game.

Serbia finally got off the mark in the set in the fourth game when Krajinovic held his serve as he looked to get himself and his partner back into the set.

Inglot and Murray though weren't going to allow them to get back into it as Inglot firstly made it 4-1 on his serve before they broke the Serbians once more to go within one game of the first set.

Murray had no problems in serving out the set to take the first set 6-1 and give Great Britain the early lead in the match.

The Serbs fightback and win the second set in a tiebreak

The Serbians though didn't let their heads go down as they opened the second set with a good hold of serve.

Murray though levelled things up for the Brits as the second set saw some very good service holds.

Both teams held their serves well in the first eight games as the set was level at 4-4.

In the ninth game of the set, the Brits wasted three break point opportunities as the Serbs battled through the game for a 5-4 lead.

The Brits held their serve in the next game and then both teams held their serve again to take the second set to a tiebreak.

The tiebreak though was totally dominated by the Serbians as they broke serve on two occasions to take the tiebreak 7-2 and the set 7-6 to level up the match at one set all.

Inglot and Murray get the crucial break to win the crucial third set

The third set began with Inglot holding his serve very well as the Brits looked to put the second set behind them.

Inglot and Murray deep in coversation during their doubles match | Photo: Getty
Inglot and Murray deep in coversation during their doubles match | Photo: Getty

The Serbs held serve in the next game before failing to convert a break point in the next game as they went 2-1 behind.

Both teams then held their next two service games without much fuss as it looked like it was going to go the distance once again in the third set.

At 4-3 though to the Brits, the set changed when the first break of serve happened as the Brits broke Zimonjic's serve to go 5-3 in front and one game from going ahead again.

Inglot serving for the set had no problem as he served to love as the Brits won the set 6-3 and went two sets to one up.

The Brits hold their nerve to go 2-1 up the quarter-final tie

The Brits took the momentum of winning the third set into the next set as they broke Krajinovic's serve to get off to the best possible start.

It turned out to be the crucial moment in the set as both teams held their serve in the next eight games which meant Inglot would serve for the match.

Inglot had never won a Davis Cup match so it was all on his shoulders and he came through it in a tough game to hold his serve and win the set 6-4 and the match three sets to one.