1 Feb 2012

No Murray for British tennis team

6:36 am on 1 February 2012

Britain will have to do without their one world class player in their Davis Cup tennis tie against Slovakia later this month after Andy Murray's decision to skip the clash in Glasgow.

The world number four, beaten by Novak Djokovic in a brutal five-set epic in the Australian Open semi-finals last week, has decided to rest some niggling injuries on medical advice.

Britain will rely on singles players James Ward, ranked 155, and Dan Evans, ranked 296, for the Euro/Africa Group 1 first round against the Slovaks with Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins playing doubles.