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Leon Smith: 'Andy Murray will get over US Open defeat to Kevin Anderson'

GB Davis Cup captain Leon Smith is confident that Andy Murray will recover in time for the team's crucial semi-final against Australia.

Great Britain Davis Cup captain Leon Smith has backed Andy Murray to recover from his fourth-round US Open defeat in time for the team's semi-final tie with Australia.

The tie, to be held in Glasgow over the weekend beginning September 18, sees Great Britain aiming for only a second Davis Cup final since 1937.

"He's going to be obviously very disappointed," Smith told BBC Sport.

"Andy's so professional, he'll have to lick his wounds, get over the disappointment."

The Scot played a part in all three of Great Britain's victorious rubbers in the quarter-final defeat of France, winning his two singles matches as well as the doubles alongside his brother Jamie.

Despite Monday night's defeat to South African Kevin Anderson, the first time that Murray has failed to reach the quarter-final stage of a Grand Slam since 2010, Smith remains confident that the 28-year-old will produce in front of his home fans.

"He'll have a bit more time now to rest and recover and then join up with the team maybe at the weekend in Scotland," said Smith.

"He'll enjoy it like he always does and the Aussies will know he's going to be very, very difficult to beat.

"I think he's in great form this year and he'll take it into the weekend."

Murray will be joined by his brother Jamie, as well as Dom Inglot, James Ward and Kyle Edmund to make up Great Britain's five-man team.

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