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Captain praises singles players

It was only the Russian's excellent serving in the fifth set that made the difference in a 6-4 6-7 (7/5) 6-4 5-7 6-4 defeat. Britain ended yesterday 2-0 down after an even more heartbreaking loss for James Ward who is training for the clay-court season in Miami. Ward, ranked 214th, was two sets and a break up on world number 80 Evgeny Donskoy but eventually lost 4-6 4-6 7-5 6-4 8-6.

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