Edmund, drafted into the singles line-up after the withdrawal of Murray with an elbow injury, was made to pay for letting slip a 5/2 lead in the second-set tiebreak.
"I was especially happy with my serve".
Like Spain, 2015 winners Britain did not win a set in Rouen.
Having won a 12th successive singles rubber in the tournament on Friday to set Serbia on their way to this weekend's quarter-final victory against Spain, the 12-time major victor is crucial to his country's hopes of returning to the final for the first time since 2013.
The 24-year-old La Marsa-native upset former top-10er and current world No56 Marcos Baghdatis (who just last year was a runner-up at the ATP 500 Dubai tournament) 7-5, 7-6 (2), 4-6, 4-6, 6-1 in the second rubber of the tie to give the Tunisians a 2-0 lead. Playing for our country in the official team competition - the only official team competition we have in [this] sport - is definitely very special for me personally and for all of us as a team.
"I'm still very emotional out there".
World number 19 Pablo Carreno-Busta will instead lead Spain's assault on a first semi-final spot since 2012.Читайте также: Spurs fans revel in Vincent Janssen's game-changing display against Swansea
"They are motivated because for a long time they have not won the title and I believe that they still remember the Belgrade defeat".
"There is no greater honour", Thompson said after the match.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning a point against Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas during their Davis Cup quarterfinal tennis match, in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, April 7, 2017. The crowd was unbelievable.
Steve Darcis rallied to beat Paolo Lorenzi 6-7 (3), 6-1, 6-1, 7-6 (4) for his 21st win in Davis Cup singles.
That left world number 14 Goffin to double down and he beat Seppi 6-4 6-3 6-3. "It also helps when you play at home on this fast surface with overwhelming fan support. I am really looking forward to tomorrow and hopefully we will finish with a victory at the end of the weekend". It was a really nice atmosphere - the stadium is unbelievable.
"They've got a great team", Kyrgios, who lost a thrilling Miami semi-final against Federer last week, told the Davis Cup website.
Pouille gave hosts France a winning start in the quarter-final with a 7-5, 7-6 (8/6), 6-3 victory over Kyle Edmund.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.