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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.

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Ward and Evans stun Russia

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Jonny Marray and Colin Fleming give GB faint chance

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James Ward's cruel defeat leaves Britain with
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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

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Andy Murray hits a return during his victory over Andreas Seppi

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

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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

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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

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

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