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Davis Cup: Norrie to lead Great Britain with Andy Murray left out


Ranked number 14 in the world, Norrie became the first British player to win the Indian Wells tournament earlier this month and will be joined by British number two Dan Evans, Neal Skupski and Joe Salisbury.

Andy Murray, meanwhile, has been left out as expected after telling BBC Sport he wasn’t convinced he deserved to be part of the team, six years after he won 11/12 points to help Great Britain win the competition for the first time in 79 years.

A fifth player will be announced in the coming weeks ahead of the finals that begin on November 25. In their opening group match, Great Britain will play against France in the Austrian city of Innsbruck on November 27 before meeting the Czech Republic two days later.

Should Leon Smith’s team manage to win the group, they will remain there until November 30 for a potential quarter-final tie.

“I’m delighted to name our first four players to represent Britain at the upcoming Davis Cup Finals in Austria,” said Smith.

“Every player has had a career-best season and will bring some strong qualities to the team. A fifth player will be confirmed in the next few weeks and we are very much looking forward to playing in the Finals again this year, having missed it in 2020.”

Additional reporting from PA


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