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Great Britain's bid for Davis Cup glory ends in Naples

Great Britain's Davis Cup squad has failed in its bid to reach the national tennis competition's semi-finals for the first time in more than 30 years.

Final day defeats for Andy Murray and James Ward on the Naples clay saw Italy overturn a 2-1 deficit in the quarter-final tie and progress as 3-2 winners.

Andy Murray suffered a straight-sets defeat to Italy's Fabio Fognini, the world number 13, to send the tie to a decisive fifth rubber. Credit: Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi
The Wimbledon champion and the squad had been bidding to reach the Davis Cup last four for the first time since 1981. Credit: Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi
British No. 2 James Ward fell to a straight-sets defeat to Andreas Seppi in the fifth rubber to surrender the tie. Credit: Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi

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Andy Murray splits with his coach Ivan Lendl

Andy Murray has 'mutually split' with his coach Ivan Lendl. The partnership between Murray and Lendl brought an Olympic Gold Medal, US Open title and London Wimbledon Championship.

Andy Murray of Britain trains, with his coach Ivan Lendl
Andy Murray of Britain trains, with his coach Ivan Lendl. Credit: REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Murray said: “I’m eternally grateful to Ivan for all his hard work over the past two years, the most successful of my career so far."

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Murray keeps quiet on Scottish independence

Andy Murray (GBR) during his match against Lukas Rosol. Credit: USA Today

Andy Murray will not make his views on Scottish independence known because he does not want a repeat of the furore that followed his comments about the England football team.

Murray joked in an interview ahead of the 2006 World Cup that he would be supporting anyone but England and the remark has dogged him ever since.

As one of Scotland's highest-profile celebrities, were Murray to express his opinion ahead of the independence referendum, it would be a big story, even though as a resident of England he cannot vote.

Speaking at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, he said: "I will take a position. My thoughts on it aren't that relevant, because I can't vote myself.

"I wouldn't personally choose to make my feelings on something like that public either because not a whole lot of good comes from it."

GB men's curling skip 'will give it everything' in final

Ahead of today's men's curling Olympic final against Canada, Team GB skip David Murdoch has tweeted his team "will give it everything we have".

He was responding to a well-wishing tweet from tennis star Andy Murray.

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@dmurdoch17 all the best to you and the whole team for final! Good luck

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Andy Murray tweets good luck message to GB curlers

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has tweeted a good luck message to Team GB's men's curling team.

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@dmurdoch17 all the best to you and the whole team for final! Good luck

The tennis ace sent the message to his fellow Scot following their 6-5 victory over Sweden in the semi-finals.

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Andy Murray helps GB reach Davis Cup quarter-finals

Andy Murray celebrates his win against Sam Querrey Credit: Reuters

Great Britain have reached the Davis Cup quarter-finals, after Andy Murray beat the USA's Sam Querrey to give the team an unassailable 3-1 lead over the United States in San Diego.

Afterwards, the 26-year-old told the BBC: "We have a really good team spirit.

"I've known a lot of the guys for a long time. There's pressure because you have responsibility for your team-mates but at the same time they've put me in a great position and have won important ties themselves.

Andy Murray's marriage tweet 'was a joke on a fan'

Andy Murray's spokesman has told ITV News that the tennis star's tweet about getting married this summer was "a joke on a fan".

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3 things.. I don't smoke grass, I'm not getting married(yet) and I don't want to kill rafael Nadal..

Murray had earlier tweeted:

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@saravana_24 we are getting married just after Wimbledon should be a great day

Andy Murray to marry Kim Sears 'just after Wimbledon'

British tennis number one Andy Murray has told a Twitter fan that he and girlfriend Kim Sears will marry after this year's Wimbledon tournament.

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@saravana_24 we are getting married just after Wimbledon should be a great day

Murray, 26, has been dating Sears, 25, since 2006.

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