Join Date: Mar 2004
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Re: Thread for Greg Rusedki
Greg Rusedski has been included in Britain's Davis Cup team for their Euro/Africa zone match with Luxembourg on 9-11 April.
It will be his first taste of competitive tennis since being cleared of a doping charge.
The British number two, sidelined since January, has under a month to prove his fitness to GB captain Jeremy Bates.
Rusedski is joined in the squad by Tim Henman and Arvind Parmar, with Jonny Marray getting a first call-up.
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Bates said: "We are thrilled to have Greg back for the tie and his experience of Davis Cup will be a tremendous boost for the team.
"This is a strong squad, in good form and we are all relishing next month's tie."
At Queen's Club on Wednesday, Rusedski took part in his first training session in more than a month.
With Rusedski unlikely to be fully fit, Bates may turn to Arvind Parmar in one of the singles matches.
Parmar is still without a win in the Davis Cup.
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Bates' other alternative is to team 23-year-old Marray with Henman in the doubles.
Marray, the British number eight, has climbed more than 250 ranking places in the past year to 401 and won four satellite doubles titles and the Sheffield singles title.
He also reached the quarter-finals of the Wrexham challenger last week, the best performance by a British player.
"Jonny has earned his place in this squad on the merit of his doubles results over the last 12 months and we are delighted for him," said Bates.
"When you work as hard as Jonny does in training you will see the benefit in improved results and that has undoubtedly happened for him this year.
"I have no doubt Jonny will thrive on the responsibility of representing his country."
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