Andy Murray named in Davis Cup squad to face Hungary

Davis Cup captain Leon Smith and Andy Murray
Captain Smith (left) will hope Murray is at his best against Hungary

Andy Murray has been named in the British Davis Cup team for the upcoming play-off against Hungary.

World number four Murray, who will lead the side, is joined by James Ward, Jamie Baker and doubles specialists Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins.

Britain will be promoted to Europe/Africa Group I in 2012 if they can beat the Hungarians, after wins over Tunisia and Luxembourg.

The tie runs from 16-18 September at Braehead Arena near Glasgow.

Team captain Leon Smith said he was happy to have Murray in the squad for the second tie in a row, after the Scot ruled himself out of fixtures against Tunisia and Turkey.

"These are all players who are producing some of their best form right now," he said.

"I'm delighted that Andy will be part of the team once again, and he showed during the tie against Luxembourg in July just what it means to him to represent his country on home soil.

"James and Jamie have both had some really good results this summer.

"And with Ross and Colin now into their second consecutive Grand Slam doubles quarter-finals, they're establishing themselves on Tour as a top partnership."

Ward also spoke of his determination to return Britain to Europe/Africa Group I after relegation in 2009.

"It's always an honour to represent your country, and it will mean so much to all of us if we can get the win and secure our promotion," said Ward.

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