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

Murray turns back on Davis Cup duty

Britain will have to begin their fight to escape the depths of the Davis Cup's third tier without their best player. Andy Murray, speaking yesterday in Perth on the eve of his first appearance of the year, in the Hopman Cup, said he would not be available for the Europe Africa Zone Group Two tie away to Lithuania in March.

Spaniards complete Davis Cup rout

Spain completed a 5-0 Davis Cup final victory over Czech Republic with Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer enjoying easy singles wins yesterday.

Sport in Brief: Doubles pair secure victory for Spain

Spain retained the Davis Cup with a doubles victory in Barcelona to earn an unassailable 3-0 lead over the Czech Republic.

Reign in Spain as doubles pair help retain Davis Cup

It's Czech mate as the ever-improving Verdasco and Lopez find feat on clay

Heroic fightback from Ferrer puts Spain in control

David Ferrer staged one of the all-time great Davis Cup comebacks to defeat Radek Stepanek last night and put Spain in total control heading into day two of the Davis Cup final against the Czech Republic.

Spain favourites ahead of Davis Cup final

Spain playing Davis Cup tennis on clay in front of a home crowd is about as close to a sure thing as sport provides, and just because Rafael Nadal suddenly looks vulnerable the Czech Republic are not about to forget it.

British juniors show up the Davis Cup old guard

Britain's senior men may have suffered the embarrassment of relegation to the Davis Cup's third tier last month, but the juniors were doing their country proud over the weekend.

Lithuania await relegated Britain

Britain will break new ground next year after being paired with Lithuania in yesterday's Davis Cup draw.

Murray could miss cup matches, says Lawn Tennis Association

Lawn Tennis Association chief executive Roger Draper would not object to Andy Murray taking time out from Davis Cup duty following the team's slump into Euro/Africa Zone Group II.

Lloyd left clutching at straws

Team captain fails to mask Britain's failure to fill the Davis Cup void. Paul Newman reports

Murray tells team-mates they are not good enough

Britain relegated in Davis Cup after Scot beats pain but Evans posts a poor effort

Murray's wrist gamble fails to break Poland

Andy Murray put his season on the line by risking his damaged left wrist, but a bleak future is looming for Britain after defeat in the doubles gave Poland the advantage in yesterday's Davis Cup relegation play-off at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. Murray and Ross Hutchins were beaten 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 by Marcin Matkowski and Mariusz Fyrstenberg, giving the Poles a crucial 2-1 lead going into today's final session.

Murray struggles as injury returns

British No 1's Davis Cup win is overshadowed by anxiety after wrist problem flares up

Evans confident he can match tall order

British second string's role could prove vital in Davis Cup tie against Poland

Jack Kramer: Tennis player who won Wimbledon and went on to lead the men's game into the professional era

About Jack Kramer, it was always said by the authorities that no one in the history of tennis knew more about the game or did more to shape it. Arguably the most multi-faceted man tennis has ever known, Kramer contributed to the sport on virtually every conceivable level, demonstrating high intelligence on and off the court, becoming a singularly influential individual on a wide range of fronts.

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