Former world tennis player Andy Murray will miss the upcoming Davis Cup, in the bottom group where England will also face the Czech national team. The three-time grand slam winner said he did not deserve the nomination.
“I’ve always sacrificed a lot for the Davis Cup, sometimes at the expense of my own health,” Murray told the BBC after his current third-round loss at Indian Wells.
“Last time I played it in 2019, I dropped out of it due to a late finish to September,” added Murray, who is 121st in the ATP rankings after prolonged hip problems and repeated surgeries.
“I need to rest before the new season and I also want to spend as much time as possible with my family because I’ve been away from them for a long time and I’ll be back at the start of the year because I’m flying to Australia. That’s why I won’t be playing,” he added.
Additionally, the 34-year-old Murray believes he doesn’t deserve the Davis Cup team nominations. His recent improvement in results changed nothing, when at the end of September, for the first time in two years, he reached the quarter-finals on the ATP circuit.
“That’s not true. Of course it depends on Leon (Smith’s England team captain), but Cam (Norrie) and Dan (Evans) are having a great season, Liam Broady is at the end of the world and we also have a good doubles team. .
The England team will enter the Davis Cup bottom group in Innsbruck on 27 November with a match against France, they will play the Czech national team a day later. The tournament will conclude with the final on 5 December in Madrid.
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