Five British male tennis talents

British Number 1, Murray, in action in Shanghai (©GettyImages)

We all heard of Andy Murray, the first British man to win Wimbledon for 77 years, hailing from the small Scottish town of Dunblane. But aside from him, what other male talents can British tennis boast about?

Here are five to keep an eye on...

1. James Ward

Probably the most well known of the 5, hailing from London, Ward is currently at a career high 110 in the world following some promising victories against higher ranked opponents.

Regarded by many tennis fans as the most likely to crack the top 100, the 27-year-old has excelled most in the Davis Cup and helped GB to a historic win over the US earlier this year. This was in no small part down to Ward who beat the former world number 17 Sam Querrey in a five set thriller.

2. Dan Evans

Seen as a wasted talent by several observers, the party loving Brummie had an excellent 2013 where he reached the 3rd round at the US Open beating the current world number 6 Kei Nishikori along the way, he followed this up in early 2014 by reaching the semi-final of the Zagreb Open.

But since then Evans has fallen from his career high ranking of 123 earlier in the year to his current ranking of 281 and has not played a tournament since exiting the US Open qualifiers back in August. 

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3. Kyle Edmund

Without a doubt Britain's biggest Tennis hope, the 19-year-old born in Johannesburg has had an excellent year in which he has climbed over 150 places in the world rankings to just outside the top 200. Many in the know have tipped Edmund to enter the worlds top 50 in the coming years and looks most likely to be Andy Murray's successor.

4. Liam Broady

The world number 266 from Stockport is another of GB's young tennis stars having risen over 200 places in the world rankings since the beginning of the year after a series of tournament wins in the US, Broady who is the brother of GB's womens number 3 Naomi Broady, who is another expected to crack the top 100.

5. Dan Cox

The diminutive Cox, who stands at 5' 7" tall, has had a mixed year. He reached a career high of 206 earlier in the year but following a poor run of form in the past few months, he currently stands at 323 in the world. 

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