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Last Updated: Sunday, 23 July 2006, 11:46 GMT 12:46 UK
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Andy Murray sports a neck brace as he prepares to watch Jamie Delgado's match

The stresses of two five-set matches catch up with GB's Andy Murray and he withdraws shortly before the start of play

Jamie Delgado is drafted in after Andy Murray's withdrawal

He is replaced by Jamie Delgado, his doubles partner from Saturday, for the crucial opening rubber against Noam Okun

Delgado sees the first set elude him

Delgado, ranked 167 places below his opponent, gets broken in the fourth game as the match starts badly for the hosts

Okun wins the first set

Okun allows Delgado back into the contest but breaks again in the eighth before serving out a 6-3 first-set win

Delgado considers his options for the second set

With only 35% of his first serves in, the Briton takes a moment to reflect on a set that could have gone much better

An early brake sees Delgado continue to struggle

The next set shows little improvement from Delgado - he drops the third game to love after a double fault

Okun takes the first two sets as the tie begins to slip away from Great Britain

The Israeli offers his challenger few opportunities to break back and duly closes out the set 6-4

Delgado reaches for a low shot

The match and the tie appear to be rapidly slipping away from Great Britain who now need Delgado to dig deep

Delgado wins the third set on a tie-break

The Birmingham-born player responds well and a far tighter set ensues - Delgado eventually takes it on a tie-break

Okun sees his two-set lead disappear

Okun finds the revived Delgado a much tougher prospect and loses his serve twice as he drops the fourth set 6-2

An inspired Delgado takes a large step towards victory

The match goes to a deciding set which Delgado starts strongly, breaking in the third game for a 2-1 lead

Okun celebrates victory

Suddenly it all goes wrong for the Briton - Okun breaks back, takes total control and wins 6-3 6-4 6-7 2-6 6-3

Israel celebrate victory

The celebrations begin for Israel as with only one rubber remaining their 3-1 lead becomes unassailable



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22 Jul 06 |  Tennis
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