Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Champions Team GB are back in action this weekend in Birmingham against Japan. British number one Andy Murray will be joined by brother Jamie, Kyle Edmund, Dan Evans and Dom Inglot. The team will get their 2016 campaign underway at the Barclaycard Arena from tomorrow, Friday 4th -Sunday 6 March in what promises to be a thrilling weekend of tennis.
Team captain Leon Smith said “Japan have a very strong team, progressed well in recent years and with Kei Nishikori have an established top-10 player. It will be a test for us but I’m confident in our team and I’m sure when the guys pull on their GB shirt they will give their all.” He added “We are lucky to have another home tie and it’s exciting to be returning to Birmingham. Our fans give us incredible support and we look forward to more of the same!” (quoted from LTA website).
It won’t be an easy ride against the team from Japan that includes world No.6 Kei Nishikori. The last time Great Britain played against Japan in the Davis Cup was back in 1931 where they played on the grass courts at Devonshire Park in Eastbourne, winning 5-0. The winners of this weekend’s tie will face quarter-final opponents of either Serbia or Kazakhstan in the fixture scheduled for July.
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