Leon Smith names Aegon GB Davis Cup Team for Argentina clash

06/09/2016

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Are you ready Glasgow?!

Captain Leon Smith has today named the Aegon GB Davis Cup Team to tackle Argentina in the Davis Cup by BNP Kyle EdmundParibas World Group Semi-Final between 16-18 September.  

Andy Murray, Dan Evans, Kyle Edmund, Jamie Murray and Dominic Inglot have been called upon once again to try and send the team into consecutive Davis Cup finals. Liam Broady will also travel with the team.

The final selection will be announced at the draw on Thursday 15 September and, for the winners, a final against either Croatia or France awaits in November. 

NAME

AGE

DEBUT

NOMINATIONS

Andy Murray

29

2005 v Israel

21

Kyle Edmund

21

2015 v Belgium

3

Dan Evans

26

2009 v Poland

10

Jamie Murray

30

2007 v Netherlands

12

Dominic Inglot

30

2014 v USA

6

Alongside Andy and Jamie Murray still going strong at the US Open, Evans and Edmund have also been in fantastic form with their exploits pushing them onto the verge of the world’s top 50.

Edmund reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first ever time with stunning wins over Richard Gasquet and John Isner, while Evans pushed Stan Wawrinka all the way in Round 3, losing out in a five-set epic.

What do they say?

Leon Smith said: “I’m delighted to name the five players for this semi-final tie. It has been a great summer for the British players with Andy once again leading from the front and the performances from the players at the US Open gives us a lot of Leon Smithmomentum going into the tie.‎

“We are confident that we can do the job at the Emirates, although we know we are up against an Argentina team with impressive strength in depth, and of course the return to form of Juan Martin del Potro makes their team stronger again.

“This is the semi final of the Davis Cup, we are leaving no stone unturned in our preparations and I know that our team will give their best effort, and fight for every point in this tie.

“Returning to Glasgow means a lot to all of the team. The venue is full of such positive memories for us all. And the support, it has been just incredible. I can’t wait to hear that again.”

Fun Fact

 

  • Great Britain and Argentina have faced each other four times, with the South Americans leading the head-to-head 3-1. GB haven't beaten them since 1928, with Argentina winning the most recent tie 4-1 in 2008. 

Tara McGregor-Woodhams, Head of Brand and Sponsorship at Aegon UK, added: “We wish Leon and all of the Aegon GB Davis Cup team the very best of luck against Argentina. We are so proud to support the team, especially during this remarkable period. The Emirates in Glasgow has seen some extraordinary Davis Cup tennis and we look forward to more of the same!”

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