Murray to lead GB Davis Cup defence

Great Britain during a Davis Cup final final year

Great Britain kick Belgium 3-1 in Ghent to win a Davis Cup for a initial time in 79 years

Andy Murray will lead Great Britain’s counterclaim of a Davis Cup in a first-round tie opposite Japan in Birmingham from 4-6 March.

The 28-year-old universe series dual will be assimilated by hermit Jamie, Kyle Edmund, Dominic Inglot and Dan Evans.

GB manager Leon Smith said: “It will be a exam though I’m assured in a group and we’re propitious to have another home tie.”

Britain won a Davis Cup for a initial time given 1936 with feat over Belgium in Ghent final November.

Smith, who will make his final selections during a pull on 3 March, added: “Japan have a really clever team, progressed good in new years and with Kei Nishikori have an determined top-10 player.”

Murray’s mother Kim Sears gave birth to a couple’s first child this month and Smith said: “Andy has once again demonstrated his joining to a group and his nation in creation himself accessible to play, generally so shortly after apropos a father.”

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