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2005 Mar 02 - Davis Cup: Murray youngest ever

Andrew Murray will make history as Great Britain's youngest ever Davis Cup player when he steps out to play the doubles rubber against Israel on the 5 March - a record previously held by Roger Becker in 1952.

His partner will be an equally Davis Cup inexperienced David Sherwood. They are sure to be tested by the Israeli pair Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram.

Greg Rusedski and Alex Bogdanovic both have singles matches to contend with. Greg will face Harel Levy, while Alex will be up against Noam Okun.

Despite Tim Henman's retirement from Davis Cup he is still optimistic that the British squad can overcome Israel:

"It's going to be as really tough match. Israel have some really good players - and their doubles pair of Andy Ram and Jonathan Erlich are among the top eight in the world, but I fancy our chances.

And speaking of Alex' promotion to play a singles rubber, he added:

"Alex is a quality player. He's young but he's got to keep pushing forward.

"He's got to be stronger, he's got a lot of ability but he's got to be more disciplined mentally and physically and if he does that he's got a good chance."

LIVE coverage will be shown on the BBC from the 4-6 March.


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