Sport 19-year-old Kyle Edmund has been selected in Great Britain's Davis Cup squad

The 19-year-old was named for the first time by captain Leon Smith and could be handed the second doubles slot to play alongside the Wimbledon champion after impressing

Murray pulls out of Davis Cup

Andy Murray has withdrawn from Britain's Davis Cup match against Ukraine this weekend after failing to recover from a virus, officials said today.

The week ahead: 01/02/2009

Today

Poor Spurs manager Harry Redknapp has spent all week moaning about not having time to visit a spa or get a suit fitted, and his mood won't improve after the Carling Cup final if Manchester United take another step towards the quintuplet (although the World Club Championship doesn't really count).

Murray is doubtful but Lloyd hails play-off pair

John Lloyd admits that next weekend's Davis Cup tie against Ukraine in Glasgow may hinge on Andy Murray's fitness, but the British captain has been heartened by the outcome of the play-offs for the final two places in his team.

Lloyd awards final Davis Cup spots to Eaton and Goodall

If Andy Murray fails to recover in time Britain will go into next week's Davis Cup tie against Ukraine with one of the most inexperienced teams in the country's history. John Lloyd, the British captain, yesterday named Josh Goodall and Chris Eaton as the third and fourth members of his squad, having already selected Murray and Ross Hutchins. James Ward or Colin Fleming, who are joining the squad in Glasgow as reserves and hitting partners, will replace Murray if the world No 4 is still laid low by the virus that forced him to pull out of this week's Dubai Championships.

Murray in a hurry while Davis Cup hopefuls play for six hours

Andy Murray and his potential British team-mates limbered up for next week's Davis Cup tie against Ukraine in contrasting fashions yesterday. While Murray swept into the quarter-finals of the Dubai Championships here with a stylish 6-2, 6-3 victory over Arnaud Clément, four of the Britons in the play-offs at Roehampton to decide the final two places in the team to play in Glasgow were involved in marathon contests.

Stakhovsky fit and focused on rematch

Ukrainian recovers in time to face Andy Murray again in Davis Cup tie in Glasgow

Jamie Murray axed for Davis Cup tie

Jamie Murray has been left out of Great Britain's Davis Cup team for next month's tie against Ukraine, with fellow doubles specialist Ross Hutchins getting the nod instead.

Murray suprised by Rusedski return talk

British number one Andy Murray expects Greg Rusedski to struggle following suggestions he will come out of retirement.

Lennart Bergelin: Tennis player and coach who became mentor to Bjorn Borg

Lennart Bergelin was one of the best tennis players Sweden had ever produced, but when he retired from competition in 1959 to sell motor-scooters he must have believed that his days in the public eye were over. Twelve years later, however, he formed a partnership that was to change the sporting landscape.

Brian Viner: Why the US missed the Ryder Cup

Last Sunday afternoon, while Europe's 12 best golfers, give or take Darren Clarke, were yielding the Ryder Cup by an uncomfortably large margin to the resurgent Americans, Europe's 4,612,892nd best golfer managed to recover a little continental pride by beating three good ol' boys over the May River course at Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina, albeit with a slice of luck when an errant, lake-bound drive bounced back into play off a "Do Not Feed The Alligators" sign.

GB given Ukraine draw after Davis Cup defeat

Great Britain will face Ukraine at home in Europe/Africa Zone Group I of the Davis Cup next year. Britain were included among the seeded nations for yesterday's draw in Madrid, giving them a bye past the first round of ties to be staged in March.

Lloyd seeks David Cup commitment from Murray

Great Britain captain John Lloyd will seek confirmation from Andy Murray that he is willing to play in the Davis Cup tie against Ukraine.

Murray needs Davis Cup help

The future of British tennis depends on a telephone conversation tomorrow between Andy Murray and Britain's Davis Cup captain John Lloyd.

Davis Cup: Absent Andy sees brother crushed

Captain Lloyd decides not to play Britain's No 1 despite the player saying he was available to take on Austrians in doubles

Straight-sets victory for Murray in Davis Cup

Andy Murray proved he is no Davis Cup choker with a straight sets victory over Alexander Peya that drew Great Britain level with Austria at one rubber apiece.

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