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

Britain get off to a poor start as Ward beaten by Muller

Britain's chances of winning this weekend's Davis Cup tie against Luxembourg were always likely to depend on Andy Murray and the world No 4 went into his first match at Glasgow's Braehead Arena last night with his team already trailing after James Ward was beaten 6-3, 7-6, 6-1 by Gilles Muller, the visiting squad's only player of international class.

Murray whitewashes hapless Bram on his Davis Cup return

Having waited nearly two years to see Andy Murray play for his country again, British fans who blinked were in danger of missing the Scot's return in Glasgow last night.

Murray ready to follow Nadal with a nobody

Seven days ago Andy Murray was facing Rafael Nadal on Centre Court in the semi-finals at Wimbledon. Today the 24-year-old Scot will be playing in a Glasgow shopping centre against a club coach who does not even have a world ranking.

Andy Murray to take on tennis coach in Davis Cup

Andy Murray will close the opening day of Great Britain's Davis Cup contest against Luxembourg against the unranked Laurent Bram.

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Next week: Glasgow for Luxembourg in Davis Cup

Andy Murray will make his first Davis Cup appearance for nearly two years when he leads Britain in their Europe/Africa Zone Group II tie against Luxembourg in Glasgow next week. Britain need to win the tie, as well as a subsequent match against Belarus or Hungary in September, in order to return next year to Group I, which is the Davis Cup's second tier.

Opera stars pull out of tour of Japan over radiation fears

The meandering caravan that is the Metropolitan Opera while on the road arrived as scheduled in Japan this week for a long-planned 14-performance tour in Nagoya and Tokyo. But it is without two of its most adored stars who have dropped out at the last minute because of fears about earthquake-related radiation.

Koellerer receives life ban in crackdown on match-fixing

Daniel Koellerer, a 27-year-old Austrian, has become the first player to be banned for life for attempting to fix matches. Koellerer, who was the world No 55 two years ago, was also fined $100,000 (about £61,000) after being found guilty by the Tennis Integrity Unit of three charges relating to betting and match-fixing. The unit refused to reveal details, but said the breaches of the sport's anti-corruption programme had occurred between October 2009 and July 2010.

Murray on the brink of a comeback

Andy Murray will tomorrow bid to complete a stunning French Open fightback against Viktor Troicki after coming from two sets and a break down to tie the fourth-round match at 4-6 4-6 6-3 6-2 when play was called off because of darkness.

Tunisians tell of 'scary' build up to Davis Cup

James Ward, Britain's No 1 singles player in this weekend's Davis Cup tie against Tunisia in Bolton, said that most of the home team had had a difficult start to the year, but their indifferent form and niggling injuries cannot compare with their opponents' experiences. The Tunisians have had their preparations disrupted by their country's recent revolution, which ignited upheavals throughout the region.

Bogdanovic in Davis Cup squad despite his rankings plunge

First the bad news for Alex Bogdanovic. Yesterday's world rankings saw the Briton fall 86 places to No 378, his lowest position for eight years. The good news for the British No 6 was a recall to his country's Davis Cup squad for next week's Europe Africa Zone Group Two tie against Tunisia at Bolton Arena.

Murray pulls out of Davis Cup match

Andy Murray, playing for the first time since the Australian Open when he meets Marcos Baghdatis in Rotterdam tonight, has decided not to make himself available for Britain's next Davis Cup match against Tunisia in Bolton next month. However, the world No 5 has told Leon Smith, Britain's captain, that he hopes to play in their following tie in July.

Andy Murray pleased to avoid early drama

Andy Murray was relieved to have come through his opening match at the Australian Open today with "no drama".

Davis Cup coach slams federation

Serbia's tennis federation (TSS) deserves no credit for the national team's maiden Davis Cup win and needs "a thorough reconstruction", the father of world No 3 Novak Djokovic has said.

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