Andy Murray debating Davis Cup U-turn – ‘maybe I could be convinced to play’
Andy Murray admits he could still play Davis Cup next month despite previously ruling himself out of the event.
Leon Smith recently announced that Cameron Norrie, Dan Evans, Joe Salisbury and Neal Skupski will all represent Great Britain next month, with one space remaining.
Murray was a pivotal member of the GB Davis Cup team that won the event back in 2015 for the first time since 1936, with the Brit defeating David Goffin of Belgium with a trademark lob to seal victory.
The three-time Major champion orginially insisted he would skip the event to prepare for 2022, while also accepting his performances this year didn’t warrant a place in the team.
However, following a top 10 win against Hubert Hurkacz at the Erste Bank Open in Vienna on Monday, Murray is showing signs of returning to his best.
‘Never say never, maybe I could be convinced to play,’ Murray said.
‘When I was getting asked about it, I had six weeks in a row planned. I am not young, I need to rest as well. When I have played, the Davis Cup has always been physically very demanding.
‘At times I’ve played matches when I probably shouldn’t have. There were many times when I was younger where I had injuries and the team and everyone knew about that and sort of made me play.
‘When you’re playing for your country and stuff, there’s always an extra pressure when people are trying to get you to play because you don’t want to let your team down.
‘Sometimes I’ve maybe not been protected in these situations in the past and it cost me. I just want to be mindful of that in the future.’ Murray added
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