Andy Murray pumped for Davis Cup return after 2021 ‘mistake’
Andy Murray is happy to be part of Team Great Britain in the Davis Cup Group Stage this week after revealing his regret at not competing in last year’s event.
The former world number one, who led Great Britain to their 10th title and first in 79 years in 2015, is part of a team comprising three top 50 singles players in Cameron Norrie, Dan Evans and himself, plus doubles world number one Joe Salisbury and number three Neal Skupski, two men who just faced off in the US Open men’s doubles final.
Murray is participating in the Davis Cup for the first time since 2019, and only the fourth time since that historic triumph in 2015.
“I regretted not being involved last year,” Murray told reporters ahead of Great Britain’s first group tie with the USA. “I was tired and I wasn’t sure if it was something I necessarily still wanted to be involved with because all of these guys deserve to compete in the team and whether it was necessary for me to be there.
“As soon as I turned the matches on [last year] to start watching I was like ‘What am I doing? Like, it’s a mistake’. I wanted to be there and be there for the team and try and help.
“Obviously, I spoke to Leon (Smith, team captain) about that and if I was in a position to be selected I wanted to be part of the team again.”
Great Britain host Group D in Glasgow and take on the USA, the Netherlands and Kazakhstan in a bid to progress to the quarter-final stage in late November.
Make sure to check out more information on the Davis Cup Group Stage in our event preview guide.
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