Tim ready to go for glory
|Tim Henman has been drafted into the doubles by captain John Lloyd as Great Britain try to seal a 3-0 victory in their Davis Cup World Group play-off with Croatia at Wimbledon on Saturday.
Lloyd had originally named Andy and Jamie Murray to play against Ivan Ljubicic and Lovro Zovko, but the rules state that nominations can be changed up to an hour before the match and both captains took full advantage of that.
Henman and Jamie Murray will face Zovko and Marin Cilic after Ljubicic’s withdrawal from the tie with medical problems.
“Yesterday’s match was very emotional for me but I said afterwards that we couldn’t afford to get carried away because the tie hadn’t been won,” explained Henman.
“Winning both singles matches yesterday was a brilliant start but we need to concentrate now on getting the job done.
“I always felt that the doubles would be very important in determining the outcome of the tie, and we’re fortunate to be in a position where we can qualify for the World Group by simply winning today’s match.
“And it’s really nice to have a few options in terms of selection. Obviously Andy and Jamie would make a great team, Andy and I can play really well together and I’m sure Jamie and I will combine well together too.
“The most important thing is that we remain focused and concentrate on our own games and communicating and combining well as a team.
“If we can do that I’m sure we’ll have an excellent chance of getting the right result.
“The atmosphere yesterday was amazing and I’m sure the fans will get right behind us again today as it does make a huge difference, and hopefully we can give them plenty to cheer.”