‘I could be convinced to play’ – Andy Murray hints at Davis Cup U-turn

Andy Murray says he has not ruled out playing in the Davis Cup next month, despite earlier insisting he would not.

In 2015 Murray famously led Britain to their first Davis Cup win since 1936, and he was in the ranks too when the event was last played in 2019.

He has recently said that he would not make himself available to selection this time around so he could rest up for next season instead.

However, speaking at the Vienna Open, where he earned a top ten win over Hubert Hurkacz, Murray seemed to suggest he could be willing to perform a U-turn.

“Never say never, maybe I could be convinced to play,” Andy Murray said.

“When I was getting asked about it, I had six weeks in a row planned. I am not young, I need to rest as well. When I have played, the Davis Cup has always been physically very demanding.

“At times I’ve played matches when I probably shouldn’t have. There were many times when I was younger where I had injuries and the team and everyone knew about that and sort of made me play.

“When you’re playing for your country and stuff, there’s always an extra pressure when people are trying to get you to play because you don’t want to let your team down.

“Sometimes I’ve maybe not been protected in these situations in the past and it cost me. I just want to be mindful of that in the future.”

Britain have already announced four of their permitted five players for the Davis Cup, with Cameron Norrie, Dan Evans, Joe Salisbury, and Neal Skupski all set to be involved.

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