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Sport Murray misses out for Great Britain in Davis Cup quarter-final

22:55  22 november  2019
22:55  22 november  2019 Source:   performgroup.com

Rosewall tips Kyrgios to fire at Davis Cup

  Rosewall tips Kyrgios to fire at Davis Cup Tennis great Ken Rosewall holds some fears for the revamped Davis Cup but expects Nick Kyrgios to perform well this week. Australian tennis legend Ken Rosewall is tipping Nick Kyrgios to perform well at the Davis Cup and use it as a confidence builder heading into next year's Australian Open. Kyrgios and rising youngster Alex de Minaur, who is Australia's highest-ranked player, are expected to play the singles rubbers against Colombia in their first tie of the revamped competition in Madrid early on Wednesday (AEST).

Andy Murray standing in front of a crowd: Andy Murray cheered on his team-mates during Friday's tie with Kazakhstan.© Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Andy Murray cheered on his team-mates during Friday's tie with Kazakhstan.

Andy Murray will not feature for Great Britain in their Davis Cup quarter-final tie against Germany on Friday after Kyle Edmund was once again picked for singles action.

Murray was rested for the Group E victory over Kazakhstan on Thursday that secured Great Britain's place in the knockout stages of the new-look tournament in Spain.

Captain Leon Smith admitted after the 2-1 win that he was unsure if the Scot - who had laboured to a three-set victory over Tallon Griekspoor of the Netherlands in his team's opening outing - would return to the line-up.

Murray may struggle for fitness at Davis Cup

  Murray may struggle for fitness at Davis Cup Andy Murray admitted he would struggle to play the five matches in a row that Great Britain will require to lift the Davis Cup trophy. Britain begin their campaign on Wednesday morning in Madrid with a gentle-looking opener against the Netherlands before their second group match against Kazakhstan on Thursday.They are the clear favourites to progress to the quarter-finals, which are being played on Friday, with the semi-finals and final over the weekend at the Caja Magica.

And Edmund, who played instead against Kazakhstan, recording an impressive victory over Mikhail Kukushkin, has retained his spot in the line-up.

His opponent in the opening match will be Philipp Kohlschreiber, with Dan Evans then going up against Jan-Lennard Struff.

If required, Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski will once again team up for the doubles. Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies are scheduled to be their opponents.

The winners of the tie will go up against either Argentina or hosts Spain - who also meet in Friday's second session in Madrid - in the last four.

In the other half of the draw, Russia knocked out Novak Djokovic's Serbia courtesy of a hard-fought doubles win, Andrey Rublev and Karen Khachanov saving three match points before eventually prevailing. Next up will be Canada, who qualified for the semi-finals on Thursday.

Spain wins as 'abysmal' Davis Cup slammed .
Spain has beaten Canada in the final of the Davis Cup, but according to one legend there's plenty to fix before the 2020 tournament.More than a century of tradition was cast aside for 2019, with 18 nations taking part in the week-long finals in Spain, after the ITF signed over the management of the tournament to the company run by Spanish soccer star, Gerard Pique.

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