The British tennis players will appear next month with Andy Murray in the team opposite the Netherlands at the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid, the organization announced on Monday. The former number one in the world feels fit enough.
32-year-old Murray is on the way back after a long injury oath and won his first title in almost a thousand days at the Antwerp ATP tournament. The triple Grand Slam winner came into action in the Davis Cup for the last time in 2016.
The Netherlands enters Madrid as previously known with the expected names. Robin Haase, Tallon Griekspoor, Wesley Koolhof, Jean-Julien Rojer and Botic van het Zandschulp received an invitation from captain Paul Haarhuis.
Great Britain and the Netherlands are in a group with Kazakhstan at the tournament. Each international match consists of three matches: two single matches and a double match.
Eighteen countries are taking part in the Davis Cup Finals: last year's four semi-finalists, the twelve winners of the preliminary rounds and two wildcards. In six groups of three there will be a fight for a place in the quarterfinals.
The Davis Cup has a new set-up this year with only a qualifying round and a final week. The parties are now also a best of three instead of best of five. The surface in Madrid is hardcourt.