Davis Cup play-offs called off
Originally published on: 26/02/10 15:32
John Lloyd evidently felt that Chris Eaton and Josh Goodall had done their bit to prove their worth for a place in the upcoming Davis Cup tie versus Ukraine starting on March 6.
World No.196 Goodall and Eaton (No.390) both won their first two matches at the National Tennis Centre (NTC) in Roehampton and subsequently have been added to the Davis Cup squad without playing their third round matches.
They will join world No.4 Andy Murray and doubles specialist Ross Hutchins in the four-man squad with either James Ward or Colin Fleming on stand-by.
Eaton was due to play Goodall on Friday but after his Wednesday match that lasted six hours and forty minutes, Lloyd clearly recognised it might in fact be detrimental for the guys to play another match.
“There is no point the players trying to kill themselves in a third match,” Lloyd commented after the marathon match.
British No.1 Andy Murray pulled out of Dubai yesterday with a virus so Lloyd will be hoping he can recover in time for the important tie next weekend (get those vitamins in you Muzza).