GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Britain will be seeded in the qualifying tournament of the revamped Davis Cup next year after beating Uzbekistan.
Cameron Norrie beat Denis Istomin 6-2, 6-2, 6-0 to give Britain an unassailable 3-1 lead over Uzbekistan in their World Group play-off on Sunday. After the captains were consulted, it was decided Sunday's final match — a dead rubber between Dan Evans and Jurabek Karimov — wouldn't be played.
The revamped Davis Cup will see a World Cup-style tournament take place in November 2019, with qualifying taking place in February.
Britain captain Leon Smith says "now the decision has been made about the new format we have to embrace it. We want to be part of it. It will be exciting doing something different."
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