Davis Cup

Judy adds punch to British hopefuls

Judy adds punch to British hopefuls paul newman, in Melbourne, meets the Fed Cup captain intent on lifting the confidence – and prospects – of the nation’s women, including coaching Heather Watson through the Australian Open, which begins on Monday

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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Andy Murray faces demanding Davis Cup schedule in Croatia

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.