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Last Updated: Monday, 21 February, 2005, 12:32 GMT
Sherwood gets Davis Cup call-up
David Sherwood
Davis Cup captain Jeremy Bates has included the unheralded David Sherwood in his squad to face Israel in Tel Aviv next month.

Greg Rusedski, Arvind Parmar and Andrew Murray make up the rest of the squad, while Alex Bogdanovic will travel as a squad member.

Bates said: "David has earned his place in this squad on the merit of his form and results over the last 12 months.

"We are looking forward to the tie. The squad are all in excellent form."

The 6ft 4in Sherwood is ranked 264th in the world and the LTA have high hopes for him after Futures tournament wins in Wrexham and Edinburgh.

The Sheffield-born right-hander, aged 24, also reached another final in Plaisir, France a week after making the semi-final in Mulhouse.

Of Rusedksi's inclusion, Bates added: "It is a boost to have Greg available for the tie.

"His wealth of experience is invaluable, particularly to the younger players and I know he will lead by example."

Rusedski is the highest ranked player in the squad, following Tim Henman's retirement from Davis Cup tennis.

The Europe/Africa zone tie will be played in Tel Aviv on 4-6 March.

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