World No. 320 James Ward has been named as the replacement for former world No. 1 Andy Murray in the Great Britain ATP Cup team. The Britons suffered a major blow ahead of the inaugural ATP Cup when three-time Grand Slam champion Murray pulled out of the event due to a pelvic injury.
Murray, 32, was looking forward to the ATP Cup as he played a key role in helping Tim Henman land the captaincy in the Great Britain ATP Cup team. Recently, British captain Henman spoke about how satisfied he was with the team he assembled for the ATP Cup -- but now without Murray their chances of making a deep run at the event have taken a big hit.
Former world No. 89 Ward joins a team that will also feature world No. 42 Dan Evans, rising star Cameron Norrie, doubles specialists Jamie Murray and Joe Salisbury. Ward, who was once the second highest-ranked British player, was a member of the team that won the 2015 Davis Cup title.