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Last Updated: Wednesday, 2 March, 2005, 18:23 GMT
Murray to make Davis Cup history
ISRAEL v GREAT BRITAIN
Britain's Andrew Murray
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Friday: BBC2, 1110 GMT
Saturday: BBC1, 1305 GMT
Sunday: BBCi, 1100 GMT
Andrew Murray will become Britain's youngest-ever Davis Cup player after it was confirmed he will play in the doubles against Israel on Saturday.

The 17-year-old will play alongside fellow debutant David Sherwood against Israel's Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram.

Murray will eclipse the record set by Roger Becker back in 1952.

Greg Rusedski takes Tim Henman's place as first choice in the singles, while Alex Bogdanovic will play in the second singles clash.

Rusedski will take on former world number 30 Harel Levy and Bogdanovic - who has previously played in two singles rubbers against Australia - will face Noam Okun.

Murray is the brightest young hope in British tennis, after winning the US Open junior title last year and the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year.

British number one Tim Henman, who announced his Davis Cup retirement earlier this year, believes Britain can win the tie in Tel Aviv.

SCHEDULE
Friday:
Levy v Rusedski
Okun v Bogdanovic
Saturday:
Erlich/Ram v Murray/Sherwood
Sunday:*
Okun v Rusedski
Levy v Bogdanovic
* Sunday singles line-up can be changed

"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," he said.

But Henman urged Bogdanovic, who has had run-ins with British tennis officials in the past, to seize his chance.

"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."




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