Great Britain’s Davis Cup tennis team obviously haven’t read the script.

Five-time Davis Cup winners Spain finally got the chance to play in front of their home crowd after eight away ties, hosting Great Britain and clear favourites to reach the last 8. One of the hardest tasks in Davis Cup is to beat Spain on their home soil, which was last time achieved by Brazil in 1999, and Great Britain looked to have little chance of repeating that, coming to Marbella without their superstar Andy Murray.

However, the Davis Cup has a habit of producing upsets  and the tie is leveled at 1-1 after the opening day. Albert Ramos-Vinolas improved his Davis Cup score to 3-2 with a 6-3 6-4 7-6 triumph over Liam Broady in 2 hours and 34 minutes. Broady was unable to produce a surprise but his teammate Cameron Norrie took care of that, stunning Roberto Bautista Agut 4-6 3-6 6-3 6-2 6-2 in 4 hours and 1 minute in his Davis Cup debut. Cameron is currently ranked 114th and has played just eight professional matches on clay!

Bautista Agut has won his last five Davis Cup matches and seemed to be cruising after the opening two sets. Instead of bringing the rubber home, he started to struggle physically and Cameron gave everything he had to stay in touch.

He broke three times in the third set and twice each in the fourth and fifth as Bautista Agut wilted under a Norrie onslaught, with the Briton hitting 60 winners – twice as many as his opponent

As the game wore on the Briton had the upper hand against his opponent who struggled more and more. At the start of the final set Norrie  broke Bautista Agut in games three and seven to deliver an extraordinary victory and keep his country in contention before Saturday’s doubles rubber.

After his match, Norrie said: “In the fifth set I went to serve and there was an eruption of noise and I thought, this is an incredible experience. I’m so happy. Best day of my tennis career, 100%.

“I couldn’t be happier with my performance today. At the end I just tried to take it point by point and focus on my routines. I was just the better competitor today and that showed. It was an incredible match – I’m going to struggle to sleep tonight for sure.”

GB captain Leon Smith said: “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. We’ve had a lot of good moments in Davis Cup and this is one of them right now.

“I’m almost a bit lost for words. All you ask for is that they give their best effort and fight like hell. Cam fully deserves every bit of praise he gets.”

The action continues today as the doubles gets underway at 14.00. With the both sides evenly matched his puts a whole different spin on the tie and potentially Britain are slight favourites. Then going into Sunday, GB’s Australian Open hero Kyle Edmund gets an extra day’s rest.

Game on!!!