A very difficult decision’
Britain Davis Cup captain Leon Smith talking to BBC Two about picking Dan Evans: «It was a very difficult decision. James Ward has played a massive part over the years but I felt it wasn’t the right time for him on the back of a tough summer and I hope he can regroup and fight for the place.
«For Kyle Edmund he has had a terrific year. Great progress and I was edging towards him but he went over his ankle and although not a serious injury it planted some doubts. I don’t think you can risk that.
«So I brought in Dan Evans, the summer he has had a lot of matches and a lot of wins. Certain things in his game he can cause problems. I know his personality suits big crowds in the Davis Cup.»