Edmund hopeful of Davis Cup involvement

Australian Open semi-finalist Kyle Edmund has revealed he still intends to participate in the Davis Cup on Friday, when Great Britain face Spain.

The 23-year-old had struggled with a minor hip problem endured during the semi-final defeat to Marin Cilic – a result that halted his incredible run in Melbourne.

The new world number 26 is still hopeful he can represent GB, and released a statement in advance: “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 support.”

Should Edmund deem himself not fit enough to play in the first-round tie, Britain would be forced to take on Spain with two players ranking outside the top 100 (Cameron Norrie and Liam Broady) involved.

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

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