Davis Cup Finals 2023: Liam Broady to replace Andy Murray in GB squad ahead of Serbia quarter-final
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Liam Broady is set to join the Lexus Great Britain Davis Cup team as the fifth member of Captain Leon Smith’s squad heading out to Malaga for the Davis Cup Finals from 21-26 November.
Broady will team up with Cam Norrie, Jack Draper, Neal Skupski and Joe Salisbury in Spain, where they start their title-challenge with a quarter-final against Serbia on Thursday 23 November 15:00 GMT.
The 29-year-old from Stockport has been called up after former world No.1 and 2015 Davis Cup champion Andy Murray was forced to withdraw from the squad with a minor shoulder injury.
"It’s not the way I’d have wanted to be called up to our team with Andy picking up a shoulder injury," Broady said. "But as always I take great pride in representing GB and can’t wait to help the team progress through the tournament in any way I can."
Broady is the second player to join the Lexus GB Davis Cup team this week after four-time men’s doubles Grand Slam champion Salisbury replaced the injured Dan Evans.
The British No.5 has made one appearance for the Brits at the Davis Cup back in 2018, where he lost to former world No.17 Albert Vinolas Ramos in three-sets during a 3-1 defeat against Spain in the first round of the World Group.
Broady comes into the team full of confidence, off the back of yet another great season that has seen him rise into the ATP top 100 for the first time and achieve a new career-high ranking at world No.93.
His highlights this year include a second career ATP Challenger title in Vilnius, finals in Biel and Saint-Tropez and a third round finish at Wimbledon, where he beat then world No.4 Casper Ruud 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 in a Centre Court epic.
All of Great Briatin’s matches at the Davis Cup Finals in Malaga will be broadcast live on the BBC via BBC iPlayer and across the BBC Sport website and app.