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Fleming wants regular Davis Cup spot

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Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:22

Just seven months after returning full-time to the sport he quit in 2006, Fleming found himself playing in front of more than 3,000 screaming fans at Glasgow’s Braehead Arena. The 24-year-old from nearby Linithgow was one of the three rookies picked by captain John Lloyd for the weekend’s Euro/Africa Zone Group One tie, which ended in defeat.

“To have that knowledge that I can play well on the big occasion gives me a lot of confidence,” said Fleming, who came agonisingly close to winning Saturday’s doubles rubber alongside Ross Hutchins. “John says I’ve got to work very hard – very, very hard. I need to prove myself to give myself another chance.”

He added: “I’m going to go away and work as hard as I can – singles and doubles.

“I’ll do it in the belief that I can get up the rankings and play a big part in the British Davis Cup team.”

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