Andy Murray at risk of being left out of Great Britain Davis Cup line-up, says Leon Smith

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Great Britain captain Leon Smith may opt to omit Andy Murray from the line-up again when they take on Germany in the Davis Cup quarter-final on Friday.

Three-time Grand Slam winner Murray was left out as Britain beat Kazakhstan on Thursday, with Kyle Edmund and Dan Evans given singles duty before Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski landed doubles duty again.

Murray’s fitness has been a concern, with him admitting he had gained weight since becoming a father for the third time. He did, however, win his only match of the tournament so far, while British number one Evans has lost both of his.

Smith, though, is playing his cards close to his chest with regards his team selection.

“Andy is a team player and understands what is best for the team,” Smith told reporters in Madrid.

“There is no awkwardness about who is going to play, who isn’t going to play. It is a good, open and honest discussion. That’s what we will do again.

“It might be one of the more difficult decisions I’ve had to make, but it is also better when you have got the quality we’ve got to be able to have those discussions.

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“We can look at who is in the best physical condition, and look at the match-ups again, linking those factors together to do what is best for the team.

“Because we are scheduled tomorrow [Friday] evening, it gives us time to see if everybody is right and how they feel.”

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