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Davis Cup: GB v Turkey - July 2010

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So is this our final match of the season for Davis Cup? And we stay in group 2?
Yup we're in woop de woop.
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Good to see that Baker and Ward both got easy wins in the dead rubbers. Smile



So is this our final match of the season for Davis Cup? And we stay in group 2?
Yes to both
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Murray will have to play at least 2 ties in 2011 in order to qualify to play in the olympics!!
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If Andy has to play in both ties next year then this will help GB to gain promotion from tier II to tier I tennis.  He will have good support from Baker/Ward and Flemski.
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I think he should play the absolute minimum, no point moving up a group if they can't sustain it.
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He could get a wildcard even if he couldn't be selected by GB.
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I think he should play the absolute minimum, no point moving up a group if they can't sustain it.
I agree. 
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Murray will have to play at least 2 ties in 2011 in order to qualify to play in the olympics!!

Why?
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Needs to show plays for his country i suppose, not sure, olympic rules apparently.
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He could get a wildcard even if he couldn't be selected by GB.
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Needs to show plays for his country i suppose, not sure, olympic rules apparently.
This is an extract from an article published prior to the 2008 Olympics.

The Road to Olympic Tennis
How Players Qualify and Get Chosen for Their Olympic Tennis Teams

By Jeff Cooper, About.com Guide

The two main criteria for making your nation's Olympic tennis team are your ranking on the ATP or WTA tour and a requirement that you have made yourself available to play in the International Team Championships of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) for at least two of the years 2005, 2006, 2007, or 2008, including at least once in 2007 or 2008. Availability to play in one Fed Cup or Davis Cup Tie fulfills the requirement for a given year. You must also be free of any anti-doping sanctions at the time of selection.

Your ranking as of June 9, 2008 [8 weeks before start of Games] determines your eligibility for Direct Acceptance into the singles and doubles draws. The men's and women's singles draws will each have 64 players; the men's and women's doubles, 32 teams. No mixed doubles event will be played.* The maximum number of competitors allowed will be 172, forcing some overlap between singles and doubles competitors.


In addition, each country can only nominate 6 men and 6 women players, with only 4 men and 4 women players being eligible to play in the men's and women's singles, and the men's/women's doubles.

*Mixed doubles will be played from 2012 onwards.  The Rules for the 2012 Olympics are not yet available.
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Exceprt from article in the Scotttish Daily Record, 12 July -
 
Andy Murray will always be welcome back in Davis Cup team, says captain Leon Smith
By Ted Tracey

DAVIS CUP skipper Leon Smith insists Andy Murray's place in the rejuvenated Great Britain team is in no doubt - despite the Scot missing yet another crunch fixture.

Britain beat Turkey in Eastbourne at the weekend to avoid relegation to the competition's lowest tier.  But that win was achieved without Murray, who also missed the defeat by Lithuania in March, and some critics have slated the Scottish star for picking and choosing his ties.

Smith, though, revealed there is no animosity towards Murray from him or the rest of the team.  He said: "It's no problem. When he wants to come back in the team of course we'll love that because he's one of the world's best players.

"We're all friends with Andy and that positivity is something that we enjoy.  Everyone is working together to make things better."

Colin Fleming and Ken Skupski won the doubles on Saturday to give Britain an unassailable 3-0 lead.  Scot Jamie Baker saw off Tuna Altuna and James Ward beat Ergun Zorlu yesterday, both in straight sets, to complete a 5-0 whitewhash.

Smith added: "They can go away with great confidence from winning in what is a pressure situation and they can build on that for the rest of the year."

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