Andy Murray US Open 2021

Andy Murray would ‘strongly consider’ competing at Laver Cup if selected

Andy Murray has missed the first four events, and would be more than interested should he be given the opportunity to play.

The former world number one would be a shoe-in to play the exhibition event in his prime.

However, the creation of the tournament in 2017 and its subsequent stagings have coincided with injury and inconsistent tour appearances from Andy Murray.

The 34-year-old has been outside the top-100 since May 2018, and he understands that that is another roadblock in the way of his participation.

“I really like the event,” Murray told the press in San Diego, where he is currently playing an ATP 250 event. “I have seen it and I enjoyed it this weekend.

“It’s a good show for our sport,” Murray continued. “If my ranking allows me to be selected, I will strongly consider participating and representing Europe.”

The former world number one is currently 109 in the world as he continues his fightback to climb the men’s ladder.

In the past, American star Jack Sock was part of Team World at the 2019 event while ranked at 210 in the world.

On that occasion, Sock’s two previous appearances for Team World likely influenced his inclusion. Moreover, he had had a prolific doubles season in 2018, winning the ATP Finals alongside Mike Bryan.

Here is a bit of tennis trivia you might not know. Andy Murray has played two doubles events alongside Novak Djokovic in the past.

Their first pairing came at the 2006 Australian Open, when both men were 18 years old. The second occasion was at the 2011 Miami Masters.

The pair lost in the first round of each tournament. Such a pairing could return at an event like the Laver Cup should the two team up on-court.