Andy Murray to skip Davis Cup, apologizes through emotional post

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Andy Murray to skip Davis Cup, apologizes through emotional post

Andy Murray won't play the Davis Cup Play-off between Great Britain and Uzbekistan. The former world no. 1 will compete again in the Asian swing by playing three tournaments in a row: Shenzhen, Beijing and Shanghai. Kyle Edmund has also decided to give the Davis Cup tie a miss.

Dan Evans, Cameron Norrie, Jay Clarke and doubles players Jamie Murray Dom Inglot will play for Great Britain. Through his social media channels, Murray shared a long post. 'I just wanted to write a quick message to apologise to the British davis cup team and all the fans who are coming to watch in Glasgow and support on tv', Andy stated.

'I have genuinely loved competing in this Davis cup format over the course of my career and have had some of the most memorable and special moments (the lob) of my career competing for my country. With this possibly being my last chance to compete in Scotland as a professional I really wanted to be there with team and found this decision emotionally quite challenging.

I had spoken to our captain, Leon, about possibly coming to just play doubles but having been recommended to take a couple of weeks off hitting to continue my reconditioning I didn't want to just show up not ready to perform to a high enough standard and ultimately let my teammates/country down.

If I don't get the chance to compete in Scotland again I just want to say thank you so much to all the fans who have come along to watch and support the team over the years. You have created some incredible atmospheres for me and the team to play in and I will always remember that.

Having been born in Glasgow and growing up in Scotland I would never have imagined I would see such passionate fans packing out stadiums for tennis matches. Playing with my Big Bro in those stadiums has been very very special.
Thank you so much again..

I'll miss you.' ALSO READ: Boris Becker: 'Rafael Nadal will win US Open. I won't be Djokovic's coach'