Andy Murray hints he could change his mind and play Davis Cup Finals



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Andy Murray hints he could change his mind and play Davis Cup Finals

Former world No. 1 Andy Murray has left the door open for playing at the Davis Cup Finals as he has hinted that he could still be convinced to represent Great Britain at the event this year. Earlier this month, Murray ruled himself out of the Davis Cup Finals as he wanted to allow his body to rest ahead of the 2022 season.

"Never say never, maybe I could be convinced to play," Murray told The Times. "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."

Murray not named for the Davis Cup Finals

Murray made himself unavailable so British Davis Cup team captain Leon Smith named Cameron Norrie, Dan Evans, Joe Salisbury and Neal Skupski for the Davis Cup Finals.

Norrie recently won the Indian Wells Masters and Murray said if he retired British tennis would be in good hands with Norrie. “Cameron Norrie has had a fantastic season and has done really well,” Murray said.

“I don’t think he had ever made it to the quarter-finals of a Masters series before, so to come through and win it is a brilliant result for him and great for British tennis. If I finish tomorrow, I would feel comfortable that British tennis would be in a good spot."