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Dan Evans and British Davis Cup Captain Leon Smith have still not spoken to each other after the player’s complaints over selection.
Despite being in Paris together this week they have not cleared the air, and on Tuesday Evans reiterated he might not make himself available for next year’s World Group first round in February.
The GB No 2 remains annoyed that he was not picked for the deciding doubles matches in September’s qualifying group in Glasgow, which saw the host nation fail to qualify for this month’s World Finals.
Dan Evans (above) may not make himself available for Davis Cup matches in February
Evans – who went out of the Paris Masters second round 6-3 6-4 against Stefanos Tsitsipas – described as ‘shocking’ one of the pivotal, albeit narrow, defeats suffered by Andy Murray and Joe Salisbury, who were preferred to him.
The 32 year-old Midlander, rarely afraid to speak his mind, also believes that doubles star Salisbury was not fully fit, having hotfooted it to Scotland straight after winning the US Open.
‘He hadn't played much tennis on those courts (in Glasgow) and just throwing him in with Andy wasn't the answer in my opinion,’ said Evans, who was left courtside when GB were edged out by Holland and the USA.
‘Let's not forget Rajeev Ram (playing for the US) played the