AEGON GB Davis Cup Team Captain, Leon Smith has announced a four man team and one reserve to take on Turkey in the Europe/Africa Zone Group II tie. The event takes place from 9-11 July 2010 on the grass courts of Devonshire Park, Eastbourne – home of the AEGON InternationalThe team is made up of Jamie Baker, James Ward and doubles specialists Ken Skupski and Colin Fleming (pictured here in action for the GB team against Ukraine in 2009) with Alex Ward in reserve. All five players are members of Team AEGON, the top British players selected by the LTA to receive the highest level of coaching and support. The players have enjoyed a good grass-court season, especially at the AEGON International where Ward reached the quarter finals, knocking out a string of top players on the way. Skupski and Fleming enjoyed a great run to the final before narrowly missing out against the second seeds. The pair enjoyed another good result at Wimbledon the following week.Smith is sure his team has what it takes to overcome Turkey in a match they must win to stay in the group, stating: ‘I am confident that this is a group of players which can win this tie. ‘They’ve all shown good form during the grass court season, and now the focus is on getting the result against Turkey.’
I've played two times in England, 16&U Europeans in Hertfordshire, which was on green clay, but this is my first time on grass. I play full-time in Turkey, Futures events, National team events and Club championships. I've never played a five-set match professionally. I only know Jamie Baker's name, nothing about him.