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Brit Edmund sneaks into Australian Open tennis main draw

Kyle Edmund in action in the Davis Cup Final. Credit: PA

Kyle Edmund has secured a place in the main draw of the Australian Open following Richard Gasquet's withdrawal.

When the entry lists were released earlier this month, British number three Edmund was three spots outside automatic qualification.

But world number nine Gasquet, who is suffering with a back injury, has joined Juan Monaco and Australian youngster Thanasi Kokkinakis in pulling out of the year's first grand slam, which begins on January 18th.


Prime minister congratulates Davis Cup winners

Prime minister David Cameron has met Great Britain's triumphant Davis Cup team at 10 Downing Street.

Team captain Leon Smith paraded the trophy alongside his team and Cameron after beating Belgian over the weekend.

British No.1 Andy Murray won his two single matches in Gent, as well as teaming up with brother Jamie for a victorious doubles match, as Great Britain won the trophy for the first time in 79 years.


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