INDIAN PROPERTY: Andy Murray (Photo) is considering skipping the Davis Cup because he is not sure he “deserves to play” for Britain and the former world number one. 1 also said he needed some time off before competing in the Australian Open.
Great Britain are set to face France and the Czech Republic in Innsbruck in the Davis Cup group stage on November 27-28, with the competition ending on December 5.
The Australian Open is due to be held in Melbourne Park in January and Murray, 34, has said he wants to recuperate and spend time with his family before playing the first Grand Slam of the year.
“I gave a lot to the Davis Cup and sometimes to my physical detriment,” Murray told the BBC after Tuesday’s loss to Indian Wells in the third round to Alexander Zverev.
“I don’t feel right now either, I would play either. Obviously that would depend on (British captain) Leon (Smith), but I’m not sure I deserve to play for this team.
“At the moment I have no plans to play Davis Cup and with the late end, and early departure for Australia, with my schedule by the end of the year, I will having to rest and take a break and give my body a chance to breathe.
Melbourne has been locked up for months as authorities fight to control an outbreak of the highly infectious Delta variant while rolling out vaccinations.
Tennis Australia has yet to disclose any arrangements for Grand Slam players. – Reuters