Tennis-Murray returns to Britain's Davis Cup squad


Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain - July 3, 2022 Britain's Andy Murray is seen during centre court centenary celebrations REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

(Reuters) - Three-times Grand Slam champion Andy Murray has been included in Britain's team for the group stage of the Davis Cup Finals in mid-September, the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) said on Monday.

The British team will be made up of Murray, world number 11 Cameron Norrie, Dan Evans and Joe Salisbury, with a fifth player to be added to the squad later.

Britain will face the United States, Kazakhstan and the Netherlands in Group D of the tournament, with matches scheduled to take place at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow from Sept. 13-18.

Murray, who led Britain to their first Davis Cup title for 79 years in 2015, last played in the competition in 2019 when he beat Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor.

The 35-year-old has lost his opening matches at the Canadian Masters and Citi Open in recent weeks and bowed out in the second round of Wimbledon last month, but finished runner-up at the ATP 250 event in Stuttgart in June.

"Some of the best moments of my career have come representing my country in the Davis Cup, so to be a part of the team again means a lot," said Murray, who will take on Stan Wawrinka at the Cincinnati Open later on Monday.

"Obviously it's exciting that the competition is returning to Glasgow, we've had some brilliant results there in the past, and this is another chance for us to create even more history.

"We've got a strong team and we'll be giving everything we can to get the win for the fans and book our place in the finals."

The top eight teams from the Davis Cup group stage will advance to the knockouts, which will serve as the season-ending event on the men's tennis calendar and will be held between Nov. 21 and Nov. 27 in Malaga.

(Reporting by Aadi Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

Article type: free
User access status:
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!
   

Next In Tennis

Tennis-Alcaraz confidence dented by defeat in first Tour match as number one
Tennis-ITF working with WTA on 2023 calendar after Swiatek pulls out of BJK Cup
Tennis-Kyrgios seeking to have assault charge dismissed on mental health grounds - media
Tennis-Swiatek to skip Billie Jean King Cup finals, complains about scheduling
Tennis-Djokovic cruises past Cilic to capture Tel Aviv title
Tennis-Britain's Norrie out of Japan Open with COVID as ATP Finals hopes take hit
Tennis-Laver backs Kyrgios for success after run to Wimbledon final
Tennis-Like Federer's farewell, Djokovic wants biggest rivals at his swansong
Tennis-Djokovic managing wrist issue, ATP Finals remains his goal
Tennis-Murray says coaching mere mortals could be a challenge for Federer

Others Also Read