BBC to show GB’s BJK Cup and Davis Cup ties-ZoomTech News

Nice Britain, captained by Anne Keothavong (proper), are aiming to keep away from a return to the Europe/Africa regional zone for the primary time since 2019

Nice Britain’s bid for achievement within the Billie Jean King Cup and Davis Cup staff occasions this month shall be proven reside on BBC Sport.

The ladies’s staff, led by Katie Boulter, face Sweden in a play-off tie in London on 11-12 November with a spot in subsequent yr’s BJK Cup qualifiers at stake.

Andy Murray is a part of the lads’s squad which travels to Malaga, Spain, for the Davis Cup knockout part.

GB face Serbia – led By Novak Djokovic – within the quarter-finals on 23 November.

Each ties shall be proven reside on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport web site and app.

What is going on within the BJK Cup?

Nice Britain v Sweden – Saturday, 11 November (14:00 GMT) and Sunday, 12 November (12:00 GMT)

Nice Britain missed out on this yr’s 12-team BJK Cup Finals after dropping to France in a best-of-five qualifier in April, as an alternative going into the play-offs the place they have been drawn in opposition to Sweden.

With Emma Raducanu nonetheless recovering from wrist and ankle surgical procedures, British primary Boulter is joined by Jodie Burrage, Harriet Dart and Heather Watson within the squad.

The winners of the tie at London’s Copper Field Enviornment will advance to the qualifiers in 2024, whereas the losers will drop right down to the regional Group I stage.

The tie consists of 5 matches – 4 singles contests, with a deciding doubles if wanted.

Two singles happen on Saturday, with play beginning at 14:00 GMT, whereas the opposite two and the doubles are on Sunday when play begins at 12:00 GMT.

“We had a very nice time on the Copper Field Enviornment in 2019, securing the win [over Kazakhstan] that noticed us return to the World Group for the primary time since 1993,” Nice Britain captain Anne Keothavong stated.

“The environment was unbelievable then, and we hope it may be even greater and higher this month.

“We love these weeks we get to return collectively as a staff, particularly when it is in entrance of a house crowd, and on a private degree to have worldwide ladies’s tennis on the doorstep of the place I grew up and learnt to play is actually particular.”

What is going on within the Davis Cup?

Nice Britain v Serbia – Thursday, 23 November (15:00 GMT)

Britain, who final received the trophy in 2015, reached the Davis Cup Closing Eight with an exhilarating victory in opposition to France in extraordinary circumstances in September.

In a round-robin occasion held in Manchester, Dan Evans and Neal Skupski saved 4 match factors earlier than profitable the deciding doubles to e-book the house aspect’s spot within the quarter-finals in Malaga.

Later that week, Leon Smith’s staff have been drawn within the final eight in opposition to Serbia.

The GB captain initially named the identical five-man squad – additionally together with three-time main champion Murray, British primary Cameron Norrie and gifted teenager Jack Draper – for the knockout part.

Nonetheless, British quantity two Evans – who was instrumental in serving to them qualify – has been pressured to withdraw after injuring his calf in Vienna final week.

Smith has not but known as up a substitute however is probably going to herald a specialist doubles participant, with Joe Salisbury and Jamie Murray the main candidates.

If Nice Britain beat Serbia, they’ll play within the semi-finals on Saturday, 25 November at 11:00 GMT. The tie can be out there to look at on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport web site and app.

The ultimate takes place on Sunday, 26 November at 15:00 GMT and the BBC can have reside protection whether or not GB are concerned or not.

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