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Britain’s Murray says he will not play Davis Cup

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Oct 13 (Reuters) – Andy Murray plans to skip the Davis Cup as a result of he is unsure he “deserves to play” for Britain and the previous world primary additionally stated he wants a while off earlier than competing on the Australian Open.

Britain are as a result of play France and the Czech Republic in Innsbruck within the group phases of the Davis Cup on Nov. 27-28, with the competitors set to finish on Dec. 5.

The Australian Open is because of be held at Melbourne Park in January and 34-year-old Murray stated he desires to get well and likewise spend time along with his household earlier than taking part in on the first Grand Slam of the yr.

“I’ve given a lot to the Davis Cup and sometimes to my detriment physically” Murray advised the BBC after Tuesday’s third-round Indian Wells defeat by Alexander Zverev.

“I also don’t feel right now I would be playing, either. Obviously that would be up to (Britain captain) Leon (Smith), but I’m not sure I deserve to play in that team.

“Right now, I’m not planning on taking part in Davis Cup and with the late end to it, and early departure to Australia, with my schedule between now and the tip of the yr, I’m going to must relaxation and take a break and provides my physique an opportunity to breathe.”

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Tennis Australia has not yet disclosed any arrangements for players for the Grand Slam.

Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru
Editing by Christian Radnedge

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