Andy Murray returns to Great Britain’s Davis Cup team for Finals Group Stage

Andy Murray has been restored to Great Britain’s Davis Cup team as they take on Australia, France and Switzerland in Manchester next month.
Andy Murray is currently preparing for the Cincinnati Open.Andy Murray is currently preparing for the Cincinnati Open.
Andy Murray is currently preparing for the Cincinnati Open.

Murray, who was integral to Britain ending a 79-year wait for glory in the team competition as they triumphed in 2015, was left out of their 3-1 qualifying win on the Colombian clay in February. British captain Leon Murray suggested the surface was not conducive for Murray, who had at the time played just three matches on clay since 2017, and the former world number one has returned to the fray. He takes his place alongside Cameron Norrie, Dan Evans and Neal Skupski for the Finals Group Stage at Manchester’s AO Arena from September 12-17 as they attempt to qualify for November’s knockout stage. Only two of the four nations will advance from Group B for the quarter-finals in Malaga.

“We can’t wait to play Davis Cup in Manchester in front of a huge home crowd,” Smith said. “It’s been a long time since we played in the North West and I’m sure we are going to feel and hear a lot of energy from the fans. We have a great team with a lot of Davis Cup experience who will be ready to give it everything in a tough group with Australia, Switzerland and France.”

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Murray is currently in the United States preparing for his first round match at the Cincinnati Open against Karen Khachanov, which is due to take place on Tuesday. The Scot made the last 16 of the event in Toronto last week before pulling out of his clash with Jannik Sinner due to an abdominal strain.