James Ward makes Great Britain's Davis Cup team

James Ward of Great Britain in action against Dmitry Tursunov of Russia during day three of the Davis Cup match between Great Britain and Russia at the Ricoh Arena on April 7, 2013
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Great Britain select James Ward over Kyle Edmund for their Davis Cup clash with the USA.

Great Britain have named James Ward as their second singles player alongside Andy Murray for this week's Davis Cup clash with the USA.

The 26-year-old was selected by captain Leon Smith for the World Group first-round match over Kyle Edmund, who did not make the squad.

World number six Murray will feature in singles matches on Friday and Sunday, but could miss out on Saturday's doubles game since he only recently returned to action following back surgery.

Dominic Inglot could partner Colin Fleming if Murray bows out of the doubles.

Great Britain will face a USA team comprised of Donald Young, Sam Querrey, and brothers Bob and Mike Bryan.

Great Britain's Andy Murray celebrates after beating Croatia's Ivan Dodig during day three of their Davis Cup World Cup play-off tie on September 15, 2013
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5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
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