Kyle Edmund hopeful of being fit for Davis Cup clash

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Australian Open semi-finalist Kyle Edmund still intends to play in Great
Britain’s Davis Cup tie against Spain on Friday.

The 23-year-old struggled with a minor hip problem during his semi-final defeat to Marin Cilic, a result that halted his stunning run in Melbourne.

But the world number 26 still hopes to lead Britain’s team, and said in a
statement: “Since arriving in Marbella on Monday I have been doing my best to
get match-ready for the tie.

“My intention is to play as I love Davis Cup and representing my country. My
body has a few niggles and the transition from any surface to clay is not an
easy one.

“Things are improving and I’m taking a day at a time at the moment. I wanted
to keep you informed of the latest news and thanks to everyone for all the

If Edmund decides he is not fit enough to play in the first-round tie, Britain will find themselves taking on Spain with two players outside the top 100 in Cameron Norrie and Liam Broady.

Play is scheduled to get under way at Club de Tenis Puente Romano on Friday.

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