(March 28, 2017) The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has today named the Great Britain squad to contest the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group quarter-final against France from April 7-9, 2017 at the Kindarena, Rouen, France.
The Aegon GB Davis Cup Team, which will be led by captain Leon Smith, will comprise of:
- Kyle Edmund (S-45)
- Dan Evans (S- 43)
- Jamie Murray (D-7)
- Dominic Inglot (D-45)
Speaking on the announcement, Aegon GB Davis Cup Captain Leon Smith said: “In Dan and Kyle we have two Top-50 singles players who are improving all the time on the tour and both with games capable of upsetting higher ranked opponents. Jamie and Dom once again combine as our doubles team and will draw much confidence after performing so well recently to win key rubbers against Serbia and Canada to defeat Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil.
“This is a team with significant Davis Cup experience now and these guys have all stepped up and delivered performances at the very top of the competition. Not having Andy in the side is obviously a big loss to our team but most importantly we all wish him well for a speedy recovery back to full health and fitness. I know that he would really want to be here with the rest of the team.
“Facing France in a Davis Cup tie is a tough test for any group of players and this Rouen quarterfinal will be no exception. They have the strongest depth of squad by far, out of any nation in the competition.
“The dedication of our fans is something special. This was demonstrated most recently by the incredible support we received in Ottawa. For me and all of the players they feel very much part of this team.”
Tara McGregor-Woodhams, Head of Brand and Sponsorship Aegon UK, added: “We wish Leon and all of the Aegon GB Davis Cup team the very best of luck against France. We are so proud to support the team, especially during this historic period for British tennis. Leon and his team delivered a remarkable victory against France at The Queen’s Club in 2015 and we look forward to another thrilling encounter between these two great tennis nations.”
Great Britain and France are meeting for the 22nd time and for the second time in three years. The previous meeting, in their 2015 championship winning year, saw Great Britain triumph 3-1 in a memorable encounter at The Queen’s Club, London.
The winners of the tie will face either Serbia or Spain in the semifinals from September 15-17, 2017. For further information please go to www.lta.org.uk/DavisCup.