Leon Smith’s Davis Cup men are missing Andy and Jamie Murray as they travel to Bogota to take on rivals Colombia in the hopes of reaching the semi-finals in September.
Britain missed out on the quarter-finals last year following defeats to the USA and the Netherlands and must beat Colombia in a match played 2,500 meters above sea level to qualify for the finals in September before the finals in November.
The players have chosen the Pueblo Viejo Country Club clay court outside the capital city of Bogota to meet.
Smith brings his strongest team with British No 1 Cameron Norrie, Dan Evans, Jack Draper, world No 1 Neal Skupski and Joe Salisbury rounding out the tie, which will take place from February 3-4.
Colombia’s Daniel Elahi Galan – ranked 81st in the world – has been withdrawn from the tournament meaning the hosts will now be led by No 253 Nicolas Meija.
They also have the former world No 1 partnership of Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah.
Davis Cup Qualifiers team selection
Teams playing Great Britain vs Colombia
|Captain: Leon Smith||Captain: Alejandro Falla|
|Cameron Norrie (World 11)||Daniel Elahi Galan (Number 81 released)|
|Dan Evans (No. 30)||Nicolas May (No 253)|
|Jack Draper (No. 40)||Nicolas Barrientos (No. 510)|
|Joe Salisbury (Doubles world No. 4)||Juan-Sebastian Cabal (No 23T)|
|Neal Skupski (No. 1)||Robert Farah (No. 23T)|
What are the matches and schedule?
Friday, February 3: Match starts at 8pm GMT (3pm local time)
Saturday, February 4: Match starts at 5pm GMT (12pm local time)
Schedule of matches
Day one (play starts at 8pm GMT)
Match 1: Dan Evans (GBR) vs Nicolas Mejia (COL)
Match 2: Cam Norrie (GBR) vs Nicolas Barrientos (COL)
Day two (play starts at 5pm GMT)
Match 3: Neal Skupski & Dan Evans (GBR) vs Juan-Sebastian Cabal & Robert Farah (COL)
Game 4: Cam Norrie (GBR) vs Nicolas Mejia (COL)
Match 5: Dan Evans (GBR) vs Nicolas Barrientos (COL)