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

Wimbledon 2013: Defending doubles champion Jonny Marray loses in straight sets with Colin Fleming

There will be no repeat of last summer's heroics for Jonny Marray, who last Wimbledon turned a wildcard entry into becoming the first Briton to win a mens' doubles title since 1936.

James Ward celebrates his five-set win over Dmitry Tursunov

Davis Cup 2013: Britain make history with dramatic victory

Ward and Evans stun Russia

True brit: Jonny Marray plays a backhand watched by Colin Fleming on their way to a straight- sets victory

Jonny Marray and Colin Fleming give GB faint chance

Doubles pair bring Davis Cup tie against Russia back to 2-1 but team need two tough singles victories

James Ward's cruel defeat leaves Britain with
tough task

On a day when Britain’s Davis Cup team lost both their opening singles rubbers here against Russia in desperately tight five-set matches, it might not have been the best moment for Dan Evans to admit: “I don’t train hard enough and don’t work hard enough.”

Colin Fleming is world No 28 in doubles and has won two titles in 2013

Playing Russia with love: Why Colin Fleming relishes Davis Cup doubles rubbers

While Russia will be the favourites in all four singles rubbers this weekend, Igor Kunitsyn and Victor Baluda would need to spring a major surprise to win tomorrow’s doubles.

James Ward (No 214) will be Britain’s lead singles player

Ross Hutchins helping Britain while he battles cancer

Doubles player pores over videos of Davis Cup opponents, as Ward leads singles charge

Andy Murray hits a return during his victory over Andreas Seppi

Miami Masters: Andy Murray at home as he cruises into quarter-finals

British number one beats Andreas Seppi to advance

Andy Murray is through to the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open

Outrageous! Andy Murray loses it over 'extremely, extremely loud' grunting from opponent

The British number one came through his match against Carlos Berlocq in Indian Wells despite his annoyance

Argentina's tennis player Carlos Berlocq at the Davis Cup earlier this year

Outrageous! Andy Murray loses it over 'extremely, extremely loud' grunting from opponent

The British number one came through his match against Carlos Berlocq in Indian Wells despite his annoyance

Moment of strewth: Bernard Tomic, the only remaining home player in the Australian Open singles, was beaten in straight sets by Roger Federer

Roger Federer slams Bernard Tomic to end Australian dreams

Whether you get your news via television, radio, newspapers, the internet or simply by nattering to your neighbour over the garden fence, it has been impossible to escape Bernard Tomic for the last week here. Australia's best prospect has been the talk of the town since the start of the year and his meeting with Roger Federer in last night's showcase match in Rod Laver Arena was the most eagerly awaited match so far at this Australian Open.

Art Larsen: Tennis player whose prodigious talents were matched by his eccentricities

Long before Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe set foot on a tennis court, Art “Tappy” Larsen created the mould for fiery and successful American left-handers.

Andy Murray in action during his semi-final defeat to Milos Raonic in Japan

Andy Murray aims to return to Davis Cup against Russia after 18-month absence

World No 3 keen to play in tie next April as Britain bid to get back into the World Group

James Ward enjoys his victory

Taxi for Pablo Andujar! James Ward marches on

"South of the River guv? Love to." Certainly if the journey is to Wimbledon, to see the Euston cab-drivers' son James Ward win a second-round place at Wimbledon for the first time.

Girl talk: (from left) Johanna Konta, Anne Keothavong and Elena Baltacha bake with Fed Cup coach Judy Murray

Meet the Hungaro-Aussie Brit...

Johanna Konta has three passports, a world ranking of 217 – and a wild card into Wimbledon

Karl Behr was returning to New York on the Titanic from a business trip

The amazing tale of tennis and the Titanic

Dick Williams and Karl Behr were elite players who met on court after coincidentally surviving the 100-year-old disaster

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