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By Mike Dickson Tennis Correspondent For The Daily Mail

Published: 18:38 GMT, 19 November 2019 | Updated: 18:55 GMT, 19 November 2019


There are certain privileges that come with winning three Grand Slams and a Davis Cup for your country.

This week in the case of Andy Murray he has been allowed to discreetly remove the Great Britain team's clothing sponsors' logo from his kit. He is currently launching his own line of tennis wear through Castore, in which he has a stake.

So in sartorial terms he was slightly the odd man out when the squad lined up to preview today's opening Davis Cup finals match against Holland.

Andy is Britain's singles No 2 this week because some of his team-mates have higher rankings

Andy is Britain's singles No 2 this week because some of his team-mates have higher rankings

Otherwise Murray is deeply embedded in the GB squad's efforts to win this event in its new format as they begin the round-robin stage.

The twice Wimbledon champion is due to make his first appearance since winning the European Open in Antwerp on October 20, although both he and Leon Smith left open the possibility that he might just sit it out.


18 nations qualified for an all-in finals week, playing for £14 million prize money.

There are six groups of three - group winners go through to Friday's quarter finals, plus two highest scoring runners-up (all sets and matches count).

The matches themselves are best-of-three rubbers, played over best-of-three sets. Each country's No. 2 plays their opposite No. 2 and the No. 1 faces the opposite No.1 before the doubles rubber.

Three hard court stadiums are in use at the Caja Magica, home of the

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