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The Brit heads into the tournament this summer as defending champion

Double delight: Andy Murray (left) and Colin Fleming seal a four-set victory to give Britain a 2-1 lead over Croatia

Britain one victory from elite return after Andy Murray and Colin Fleming put Davis Cup team into 2-1 lead against Croatia

Britain are within one singles victory of returning to the Davis Cup’s elite World Group after Andy Murray and Colin Fleming put Leon Smith’s team  into a 2-1 lead after the second day of their play-off against Croatia here yesterday. Murray, having recovered from a sore back, led the way with some brilliant all-court tennis as the Scottish pair beat Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic 6-3 6-2 6-7 6-1.

Andy Murray eased to a straight-sets win yesterday but may now be rested

Davis Cup: GB fear for Andy Murray after fresh back injury scare

British number one dropped just six games in straight sets win

'Players need clarity in Marin Cilic drug-test case,' says Andy Murray

Andy Murray has called for more clarity in the conduct of drugs cases, as sources here in Umag revealed that Marin Cilic, Croatia's best player, is attending a hearing in London today after failing a test earlier this summer.

Andy Murray is going to be more hands-on with his own business affairs

Andy Murray to face Croatian teenage in David Cup

The British number one will play 16-year-old Borna Coric

Andy Murray shows his frustration during his win over Denis Istomin

'Murraymania' is preventing Wimbledon champion Andy Murray from reaching his true potential as his own man

Phil Davison gives a Scottish analysis of the world number three in the wake of his early US Open exit in the hope it gives him the kick he needs if he is to reach the top of the game

Pink lady: Serena Williams has not lost a set in the US Open and is the clear favourite to win today’s final

US Open: 'Just' Williams ready for next chapter

Serena dismisses comparisons with greatest players of all time as she bids for 17th Grand Slam title

With a little bravery Marin Alsop could conduct this Last Night of the Proms into a new era

Tonight is the Last Night of the Proms. And, as we all know by now, Marin Alsop will become the first woman to conduct at the most famous night of classical music in the calendar. That already puts her in the history books. But I’d like to see her go into the history books, or at least into tomorrow’s papers, for a further reason.

US Open 2013: Slam record still stands for Frank Sedgman

Frank Sedgman, one of the  all-time greats of Australian tennis, was just waking up at his home in Melbourne yesterday when he received a text from his daughter to let him know that his 62-year-old record was still intact.

Novak Djokovic (left) and Rafael Nadal show their roar power at Flushing Meadows

US Open 2013: Andy Murray’s exit leaves field clear for battle between big beasts Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal

Djokovic and Nadal to fight for title and the world No 1 ranking after Scot’s surprise defeat

US Open: 'I lost today in straight sets, so that's disappointing. But the year has been a good one': Andy Murray keeps quarter-final defeat in perspective

Andy Murray did not hide his disappointment at going out of the US Open, but the Scot tried to keep his quarter-final defeat by Stanislas Wawrinka in perspective.

Roger Federer waves goodbye to the Flushing Meadows crowd after the latest defeat in his least successful year since 2002

US Open 2013: Roger Federer admits to lack of confidence as defeat threatens London finale

Former world No 1 risks dropping out of year's top eight after being crushed by Tommy Robredo

Roger Federer pictured in his defeat at the US Open

US Open 2013: Roger Federer admits he 'self-destructed' in shock fourth round defeat to Tommy Robredo

The former world number one had been dreaming of a sixth US Open title

The actor Ben Stiller guest-stars on Andy Murray's coaching team

US Open 2013: Mother knows best for both Andy Murray and fourth-round rival Klaudiya Istomin

Uzbek opponent is coached by his mum while Judy Murray has guided world No 3

Dan Evans is expected to climb the rankings after his success

US Open: Dan Evans’ new beginning earns the respect of his peers

His remarkable run at the US Open may be over, but Dan Evans is hoping that this is just the beginning.

Dans Evans was beaten 7-6, 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 by Spain’s Tommy Robredo

US Open: Dan Evans knocked out by Tommy Robredo - but he still comes out as a winner

Briton's best ever tournament of his career ended in four sets by Spaniard

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