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Murray set for first tennis match since baby birth

Andy Murray will lead Great Britain next week in his first outing since becoming a father as the team begin the defence of their Davis Cup title with an opening-round match against Japan.

Murray has not played since losing the Australian Open final to Novak Djokovic at the end of January, in order to spend time with his new daughter Sophia Olivia, who was born on February 7, and wife Kim Sears.

Andy Murray is now a dad. Credit: PA

The 28-year-old, though, has been named in an initial five-strong group ahead of the first-round clash against Japan, which begins on Friday, March 4 at Birmingham's Barclaycard Arena.

Great Britain captain Leon Smith has also named Murray's brother Jamie, Kyle Edmund, Dan Evans and doubles specialist Dom Inglot in the team but will have to trim his selection down to four for the tie.

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