Davis Cup finals: Kyle Edmund earns ultimate Wonderful Britain spot

Edmund experienced missing 8 matches in a row prior to victories above Lithuanian qualifier Ricardas Berankis and Argentine 14th seed Diego Schwartzman at the Paris Masters

Kyle Edmund has been named as the fifth member of the Fantastic Britain squad for this month’s Davis Cup finals.

The previous British amount one particular, who has dropped to 75th in the globe, secured his spot after some encouraging performances at the Paris Masters.

The closing location was still left open immediately after Andy Murray, Dan Evans, Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski were being at first picked.

“When Kyle has had a tricky handful of months, he showed in Paris what he is capable of making,” captain Leon Smith claimed.

Britain encounter the Netherlands and Kazakhstan in the group phase of the inaugural 18-team finals format on 20 and 21 November.

Edmund, 24, experienced misplaced eight matches in a row prior to beating Lithuanian qualifier Ricardas Berankis and Argentine 14th seed Diego Schwartzman in the French funds this week.

On Thursday, the 2018 Australian Open up semi-finalist pushed environment amount 1 Novak Djokovic in a limited 1st set before fading to lose their 3rd-spherical match.

That was more than enough for Edmund, who aided Britain gain the Davis Cup in 2015, to be picked ahead of British range two Cameron Norrie, who is rated 18 sites larger.

“It really is been a challenging determination to make as Cam Norrie has experienced a quite superior calendar year on tour,” Smith included.

“It is a solid placement for our workforce to be in when we have such high-good quality players vying for variety.”

Britain have been provided a wildcard for the revamped celebration, which sees 18 nations contend throughout 6 groups in Madrid.

The group winners – as well as the two next-put teams with the very best information – development to the quarter-finals, with the semi-finals and last taking spot on 23 and 24 November.

Matches will consist of two singles and one particular doubles rubbers, all played about a few sets on a really hard court at the Caja Magica.

The 25-yr, £2.15bn revamp of the Davis Cup is funded by an financial commitment team led by Barcelona footballer Gerard Pique’s Kosmos corporation.

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