Andrew Murray named in Great Britain’s Davis Cup squad

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Andy Murray at Wimbledon

Andrew Murray was beaten in the second round by Stefanos Tsitsipas at Wimbledon in July

Andrew Murray has returned to the Great Britain Davis Cup team for the matches against Australia, France and Switzerland in Manchester next month.

The three-time Grand Slam champion was left out of the squad for the 3-1 win over Colombia in February.

Murray, 36, was central to Britain’s 2015 victory – their first Davis Cup win in 79 years.

The top two nations in Group B in Manchester qualify for November’s finals in Malaga.

All GB fixtures will be broadcast on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website and app.

Neal Skupski, Cameron Norrie and Dan Evans are also selected for the 10-time champions who were eliminated in the group stages of last year’s finals.

“It’s been a long time since we played in the North West and I’m sure we’re going to feel and hear a lot of energy from the fans,” said GB captain Leon Smith.

“We have a great team with a lot of Davis Cup experience who will be ready to give it their all in a tough group.”


Russell Fuller, BBC tennis correspondent

With Evans and Murray in the squad, skipper Smith has worked out that he is unlikely to need the services of just one special doubles player.

As Wimbledon champion and world number one, Skupski fits the bill perfectly, and was a finalist at both the Miami and Monte Carlo Masters with Evans in 2021.

The team could still improve over the coming month, as Smith can make up to three changes up to 24 hours before kick-off.

Performances at the US Open will be a factor, and Jack Draper’s progress will be closely watched. The 21-year-old, who has not played since the French Open, is coming back from a shoulder injury at the Winnipeg Challenger this week.

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