Andy Murray is a welcome boost to Britain’s Davis Cup crew however there’s no ensure the previous international primary will play within the singles, crew captain Leon Smith has stated.
Murray, who underwent hip surgical procedure in January, gained the Eu Open in Antwerp remaining month however the three-times Grand Slam champion is the lowest-ranked singles participant within the British crew at 126 at the back of Dan Evans (42) and Kyle Edmund (69).
“Any time you’ll be able to convey Andy into the crew goes to make your crew higher,” Smith advised journalists. “He’s nonetheless running his as far back as the extent he needs to get to, so other folks must stay the expectancies of the best degree of the place he’s at simply now.
“What he did in Antwerp used to be a lot mentioned and a super step forwards however you do have to bear in mind that is early days in him coming again.
“We’ve were given actually just right choices. With Andy, with Evo (Evans), with Kyle, guys enjoying an overly equivalent degree – and with Jamie (Murray) and Neal (Skupski) we’ve were given sturdy doubles choices.”
The remodeled Davis Cup layout has staff level ties with two singles suits and one doubles fit, with Britain drawn along Kazakhstan and the Netherlands.
Murray, 32, eased his long ago into skilled tennis through enjoying doubles, partnering with older brother Jamie in Washington previous this yr.
Jamie stated they must “wait and notice” if they’d pair up once more in Madrid.
“It relies on how Andy’s feeling bodily, what’s the most efficient setup for the crew on that day,” he added.
“However Neal and I’ve practiced all week and we’re able to play if referred to as upon and I am hoping we’ll do a just right process for the crew.” (Reporting through Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Enhancing through Peter Rutherford )