Murray pulls out of GB Davis Cup team with injury-ZoomTech News

Murray is a three-time Grand Slam winner

Andy Murray has withdrawn from Nice Britain’s crew for the Davis Cup Finals due to a shoulder harm.

Britain face Serbia – led by 24-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic – within the quarter-finals on 23 November.

“I’ve picked up a minor shoulder harm which implies I will not be capable to participate within the Davis Cup,” stated 36-year-old Murray.

“I am gutted to not be a part of the squad however my focus is now on rehab and preparing for the brand new season.”

Dan Evans additionally lately withdrew from the GB crew due to a calf harm.

He was changed by Joe Salisbury, with Cameron Norrie, Jack Draper and Neal Skupski the opposite members of the squad.

Captain Leon Smith has till Monday to verify a substitute however the line-up is predicted to be Draper and Norrie within the singles, with Skupski and Salisbury the doubles crew.

Britain’s Davis Cup ties will likely be proven stay on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport web site and app.

The opposite quarter-finals will likely be performed between 21 and 26 November.


Russell Fuller, BBC tennis correspondent

Captain Leon Smith has misplaced his factor of shock and the prospect to maintain Serbia guessing concerning the make-up of the British crew.

Liam Broady can be the plain addition to the squad and is more likely to be known as up given the chance of harm to both Jack Draper or Cameron Norrie.

However they’re extraordinarily more likely to play singles and the doubles crew is now locked in as neither Dan Evans nor Andy Murray can be found.

I’m instructed it’s attainable Murray may nonetheless be in Malaga for a part of the week. It should rely on his rehab, however his presence as a tactician and motivator can be very helpful.

Murray might not have performed anyway, however it is going to be robust for him to take a seat on the sidelines as we wonder if we’ll ever see him in a GB Davis Cup shirt once more.

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