Murray keen to feature in Davis cup


Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:45

Should Britain lose the match at Liverpool’s Echo Arena, they will be relegated to Group II of the Euro/Africa Zone, which includes the likes of Monaco, Egypt, Lithuania and Ireland.

Murray insisted: “I always want to play Davis Cup if it’s possible and if I feel fresh and 100% fit I will be there and try to help the team because we are not in the best position right now.”

The tie follows the US Open in New York, which begins on August 31 and is the tournament where Murray made his grand slam breakthrough 12 months ago, reaching the final.

This year he hopes to go one better and win his first major, having again gone close at Wimbledon where he reached the semi-finals.

“That’s my goal – to win a grand slam and try my best to do it,” Murray told BBC Radio Five Live’s Sportsweek programme.

“But it’s a very tough thing to do. Winning tournaments is the most important. I am feeling more and more confident.”

Roger Federer beat Murray in the Flushing Meadows final last year – and after losing four straight matches to Murray since that triumph, Federer sank the British number one in the Cincinnati Masters semi-finals on Saturday.

Murray believes he has a grasp on what it takes to win one of his sport’s top prizes.

“I needed to get better to win a slam,” he said. “I got to the final and I was not good enough.”


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