Tennis: Murray gives Davis Cup view

ANDY MURRAY has told new Davis Cup captain Leon Smith that the pair's close relationship will not mean he is more likely to represent his country against Turkey in July.

Smith was yesterday named as the replacement for John Lloyd, who resigned following a fifth consecutive defeat against Lithuania last month.

Murray chose to miss that match and said he would decide whether to play Davis Cup on a match-by-match basis.

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And the world No.4 insists that is still the case despite the appointment of Smith, who coached Murray during his junior career.

"I need to still do what's right for me," said Murray.

"If I want to play, I'm playing for the team, it's not that I'm playing because Leon's the captain. I hope that was not the reason why he became captain."