Wonderful Britain were beaten 2-1 by hosts Spain at the Davis Cup at Madrid on Saturdays semi-finals.
Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski missing the deciding doubles rubber 7-6 (6-3) 7-6 (10-8) against the group of Rafael Nadal and Feliciano Lopez in front of a partisan home crowd.
In the lack of Andy Murray, Kyle Edmund had awarded a 1-0 lead with a persuasive singles triumph over Lopez from the opening match of the tie to Leon Smiths side.
The planet No 69 followed his straight-set wins in the ties from Kazakhstan and Germany having a 6-3 7-6 (7-3) win against Lopez — who was a late replacement for Pablo Carreno Busta, who pulled out with illness.
Nadal then beat British Number 1 Dan Evans 6-4 6-0 to level the tie entering the rubber.
Spain will go on to face first-time finalists Canada at Sundays final after they beat Russia 2-1 in Saturdays early semi-final.
Following tickets were supplied by the Lawn Tennis Association to supporters for free to hand almost 1,000 fans in the Caja Magica backed britain.
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