Davis Cup Qualifier: Cameron Norrie helps inspire Britain to hard-fought victory in Colombia | Tennis News

Cameron Norrie secured Britain’s place in this year’s Davis Cup group stage with victory in their second singles match of their qualifier in Colombia.

Britain’s number 1 Norrie weathered a tense encounter against Nicolas Mejia in Bogota 6-4 6-4 on Saturday to give Leon Smith’s side an unassailable 3-1 lead.

His success came after Dan Evans and Neal Skupski beat Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in the doubles earlier in the day to put the visitors ahead for the first time in the draw.

Mejia, the world No. 253, caused a huge shock on Friday when he upset Evans in the opener of the encounter before Norrie leveled things with victory over Nicolas Barrientos.

Norrie beat Mejia in just over two hours on his second match point.

Great Britain’s group stage matches will all be played at home, at a venue yet to be determined.

A busy weekend of draws saw 24 nations go head-to-head with the 12 winners joining 2022 champions Canada, runners-up Australia and wildcards Spain and Italy.

Switzerland, USA, Sweden, Serbia and France were among the early winners to qualify.

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