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
British No 1 reveals winning the Davis Cup this week would be culmination of huge team effort
Three-time champion Jonas Bjorkman says the world No 2 has one of his best chances of winning the Davis Cup. But he tells Paul Newman the Scot will need all his mental and physical strength
Leon Smith must choose between Kyle Edmund and James Ward
World No 99 in contention with James Ward for the second singles slot behind Andy Murray
The unknown factor in the selection equation is Aljaz Bedene
Murray will play on the hard court at The O2 for the next week
Briton so pleased with how his back has coped while practicing for Davis Cup final clash with Belgium, that he is not ruling out victory at the O2 Arena this week
And GB will be at home for the 18th time in 25 ties when the nations meet next March
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 required medical treatment shortly after the win as temperatures continue to soar beyond the 40C mark
Londoner and Scotsman beat Australia's Marinko Matosevic and Poland's Michal Przysiezny
British number one dropped just six games in straight sets win
Andy Murray may play on all three days of Britain's Davis Cup World Group play-off away to Croatia next week after Leon Smith, the captain, named a four-man team which contains only one doubles specialist, Colin Fleming. Although Murray is an excellent doubles player, playing three best-of-five-set matches on successive days on clay, a surface which has aggravated his back problems in the past, could be a major challenge.
His remarkable run at the US Open may be over, but Dan Evans is hoping that this is just the beginning.
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