Leon Smith: No guarantees for Andy Murray at Davis Cup


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Leon Smith: No guarantees for Andy Murray at Davis Cup

Andy Murray is a fantastic addition to Britain’s Davis Cup team but there is no guarantee that he will feature in Singles, according to Britain’s Davis Cup Captain, Leon Smith. Murray, who underwent hip surgery in January, won the European Open in Antwerp recently but the three-times Grand Slam champion is the lowest-ranked singles player in the British team at 126 behind Dan Evans (42) and Kyle Edmund (69).

“Any time you can bring Andy into the team is going to make your team better,” Smith told reporters. “He’s still working his way back to the level he wants to get to, so people have to keep the expectations of the right level of where he’s at just now”.

“What he did in Antwerp was much talked about and a brilliant step forwards but you do have to remember this is early days in him coming back. We’ve got really good options. With Andy, with Evo (Evans), with Kyle, guys playing a very similar level – and with Jamie (Murray) and Neal (Skupski) we’ve got strong doubles options”.

Murray has taken small but positive steps in making his comeback since surgery, starting by initially playing doubles with elder brother Jamie in Washington earlier this year. Jamie said they would have to “wait and see” if they would pair up again in Madrid.