London: Wimbledon champion Andy Murray will lead a four-man team when Great Britain compete in their first Davis Cup quarter-final for 28 years, away to Italy in Naples next week. Joining Murray in the British quartet will be Dan Evans, Colin Fleming and James Ward while Ross Hutchins, who recently recovered from cancer, is the reserve.
The winner of the tie will play either Kazakhstan or Switzerland in the Davis Cup semi-finals in September. Murray, Ward and Fleming all featured in the 3-1 defeat of the United States in February. "It will be a good challenge playing on the clay in Italy," Murray, who recently split with coach Ivan Lendl, told the Lawn Tennis Association website on Tuesday.
"They have some very good clay-court players with a passionate crowd behind them.