Great Britain Team Captain Leon Smith confirms Murray might be left out of Davis Cup team

Andy Murray is hoping to be part of the Great Britain Davis Cup team that will make a return to Scotland this year.

It would be a very nice homecoming for Murray who has not had many chances to play back home in Scotland.

Currently No 52 in the world, Murray faces a continuing fitness battle, having undergone hip resurfacing surgery in 2019, as he now looks ahead to the last Grand Slam of the year in New York and the Davis Cup. A former coach of Murray, Smith is all too aware of how inspirational a figure the three-time major champion remains, but has vowed to pick form over friendship when he selects his players in Glasgow.

He said:

"As captain, I look at the make-up of the team compared to when I started 12 years ago and it's completely different. (It's not just the) problem and difficult decision around who gets to play on each match-day — in the two singles and the doubles — even just picking the squad takes a lot of thought."

He continued:

"I've got relationships in varying ways with all of the players. I go a long way back with Andy, in particular, but my job is to look at it objectively and to do whatever I can to win. You pick on merit. You pick on a multitude of factors — form, match-ups against the opposition, surface, fitness, health... everything goes into it. All I know is that it's a good problem to have that we've got such a high calibre of player across both the singles and doubles."

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