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Bogdanovic Set for Davis Cup Return 1

Posted on February 22, 2011 by Thomas Rooney

Alex Bogdanovic is competing for a spot on the English Davis Cup team.

British number six Alex Bogdanovic will compete for one of two singles spots in the Great British Davis Cup teamĀ  for the match against Tunisia next month. The Great Britain squad are slight tennis betting favorites after winning their last tie.

Bogdanovic has been absent from the team since 2008, but with Andy Murray declaring himself unavailable for the tie, he will compete against James Ward and Jamie Baker for a spot on the squad. The doubles specialists Colin Fleming and Jamie Murray complete the five-man squad for the tie in Bolton, which starts on the 4th March.

Having been dropped from the team at the start of 2009 after not winning a singles rubber since 2003, he declared himself unavailable later that year to concentrate on improving his world ranking. The world number 378 has seemingly had a change of heart as he contends for a spot on the team for the Europe/Africa zone group II. Read the rest of this entry →

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