British doubles specialist Jamie Murray hopes his brother Andy Murray will make a Davis Cup return next year. Murray, 31, made a decision to skip this week's British Davis Cup World Group Play-offs tie against Uzbekistan.
The three-time Grand Slam champion made his return from a hip surgery at the Queen's Club this past June. The former world No. 1 has been extremely careful with his scheduling and decisions since making his return to competitive action.
British Davis Cup Team Captain Leon Smith nominated doubles specialist Murray, Cameron Norrie, Jay Clarke, Daniel Evans and Dominic Inglot for the tie which is due to be held at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow. The Murray brothers led Great Britain to winning the 2015 Davis Cup title.
"This one just came at the wrong time for him in his comeback. I know he was desperate to play here in Scotland. Hopefully he'll be back playing Davis Cup next year," Jamie said of the absence of his brother Andy, per STV.
Former doubles world No. 1 Jamie has underlined that winning a Wimbledon men's doubles title remains his big goal. The 32-year-old is a three-time Wimbledon mixed doubles champion. Alongside Brazilian partner Bruno Soares, the Briton won the 2016 Australian Open and 2016 US Open men's doubles title respectively.
Murray and Soares were beaten in the Wimbledon quarter-final this past July. "I've had a good run the last few years, a lot of success at Grand Slam level," Murray said. "But Wimbledon is still a huge goal for me, the French Open as well." Also read: Tim Henman suggests slowing down courts is making tennis less exciting