British Davis Cup team captain Leon Smith insists he couldn't be happier with the team he has as he insists they are all just a bunch of great people. Andy Murray, who led Great Britain to the Davis Cup title in 2015, isn't part of their team at the Davis Cup Finals as he decided to take a break following an exhausting season.
The British team is without their leader but Cameron Norrie, Dan Evans, Joe Salisbury and Neal Skupski all stepped up to help the team reach the quarterfinal. "I can tell you I absolutely love the guys here," said Smith, per Sky Sports.
"It's not just the players and myself. The support team are just absolutely brilliant. You couldn't ask for, not just a nicer bunch of people, but everyone goes the extra mile. "I won't name them, they'll get embarrassed, but they do everything for us.
They do it with a smile on their face. Everyone feels part of it. "We're in the team room in the evening. We're lucky we have different stuff to be doing, games. We spend time because we enjoy each other's company.
It's been like that for a long time. Long may it continue."
Smith confirmed Norrie's words
A few days ago, Norrie spoke about the great atmosphere in the British team and what they do together. "With regard to the team, we like to compete and we’ve been playing cornhole, with a tournament every night.
We also play darts. We’re playing Around the World doubles in the darts and Joe [Salisbury] probably rates himself as the best," Norrie said. “We have also been going to dinner, watching the other matches together and there’s been some good chat.
It’s just nice to be part of this team and nice for us to come together at the end of the year to share this moment. "This is a proper team. As I say, it’s a lot of fun off the court, and that really helps. The team has each other’s back and it is just thoroughly enjoyable."