Davis Cup

Tomic accuses his team-mate Kyrgios of faking injury

If Lleyton Hewitt had any doubts about how tough a job Davis Cup captaincy can be they were surely erased on Sunday. Not only did his first match in charge of Australia end in defeat at home to the United States but it also saw his top player, Bernard Tomic, launch into a tirade of criticism of Nick Kyrgios, claiming his absent compatriot had twice missed ties by faking injuries.

Why Andy Murray is the greatest of all Britain’s sportsmen

The setting, a featureless exhibition hall on the edge of Ghent, is surreal but the scenario is as familiar as the snags in a favourite Arran sweater. Once again, a fractured family of home nations turn their lonely eyes to Andy Murray, a political anomaly made flesh.

How Leon Smith made a name for himself

Better qualified coaches could have been Davis Cup captain but it is hard to believe they would have had the same impact. Paul Newman in Ghent charts the rise of Leon Smith and his GB team

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