British Captain Leon Smith excited and optimistic about team's future



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British Captain Leon Smith excited and optimistic about team's future

British Davis Cup Team Captain Leon Smith remains optimistic and excited about his team's future after a heartbreaking loss suffered to Spain in the semifinals of the inaugural Davis Cup Finals. The Britons were without former Andy Murray in its last three ties played in Madrid as the former world No.

1 was struggling with his fitness but still made the semifinals and took a lead over Spain, before the hosts came back to win 2-1. In the absence of Murray, Kyle Edmund, Dan Evans, doubles specialists Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski, stepped up and led Great Britain past the Round Robin stage and Germany in the quarterfinals.

Smith didn't invite rising British Cameron Norrie and ATP Finals doubles participant Joe Salisbury to the Davis Cup Finals this year but the two could be valuable assets for the British team going forward. "Everyone's got their different journey to go on, but I think we should be excited by what we have in British tennis," Smith insisted, per the BBC Sport.

"We've got so many different things going. I think it's great, it's positive. "Hopefully everyone can just keep on that path and we come back here next year with an even stronger team than the strong team we have already got."