‘Always learning from Murray’

With Great Britain entering the Davis Cup final – to be played against Belgium in Ghent next month – after 37 years, expectations are high and James Ward, who is number two to Andy Murray in team, said he was looking forward to the team doing well in the title clash.

James Ward is Britain's number two player after Andy Murray.   -  K MURALI KUMAR

With Great Britain entering the Davis Cup final – to be played against Belgium in Ghent next month – after 37 years, expectations are high and James Ward, who is number two to Andy Murray in team, said he was looking forward to the team doing well in the title clash.

Speaking to the media here after his semi-final win in the $50,000 AirAsia Open ATP Challenger here on Saturday, Ward said, “It is something we have worked towards a lot for. I have been playing in the Davis Cup for the last four years and have given a lot of time for the competition.

“Hopefully now we get the reward when we play the final. Hopefully I’ll get to play and give my best for the team.”

Asked about the team’s preparation, Ward said, “At the moment nothing is going on. Everybody is playing their own calendar up until the week before the final. Everybody is excited though and it is a massive goal in everybody’s career.

“There is lot of good team spirit right from the first tie we played. And everyone seems to get along really well. Hopefully we will continue to enjoy and get the results,” he added.

Ward also tipped his hat to the influence that Murray has had on the team and said, “It has been a great learning experience playing with Murray. We try to train as much as we can in London. And I am always learning from him.”