Andy Murray 'falls ill ahead of Great Britain's Davis Cup clash against Italy'

Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates a point in his fourth round match against Stephane Robert of France during day eight of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 20, 2014
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Great Britain are reportedly confident that Andy Murray will feature in tomorrow's Davis Cup action against Italy, despite suffering with a stomach bug.

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has reportedly come down with illness ahead of Great Britain's Davis Cup tie against Italy, which gets underway tomorrow.

The Scotsman is said to have been suffering from a stomach bug overnight and is not expected to head out to practise before 5pm today.

According to BBC Sport, despite Murray's illness, the Great Britain team are confident that he will be well enough to play in his singles match against Andreas Seppi on Friday.

James Ward has been handed the second singles place by captain Leon Smith, who has chosen the team, which also includes Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins.

Great Britain's Davis Cup team celebrate during day three of the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie between Croatia and Great Britain at Stadion Stella Maris on September 15, 2013
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