World number two Andy Murray has said that playing ATP World Tour Finals days before the Davis Cup would not harm his chances at the later event, rather he believes that season ending championship is providing him very good preparation for the Davis Cup final.
After beating Australia in the semi-final and taking Great Britain to the final after a gap of almost eight decades, Murray said that he might skip World Tour Finals in order to concentrate on Davis Cup final. However, ATP gave a statement that Murray will have to take part in the season ending championship if he is not injured.
So, Murray is now playing the World Tour Finals and has made a very good start. The Brit beat David Ferrer in straight sets 6-4, 6-4 in his first round robin match. The two-time Grand Slam champion said in an interview after the match, “If I didn’t play here, I would have gone three weeks or something without playing a match before the Davis Cup Final.
Obviously it’s a different surface here, but playing matches against the best players in the world is also fantastic preparation". He added “I feel good just now. Hopefully I can perform well here and in Belgium.
I believe that I’ve given myself the best chance to do that.” Belgium has chosen clay as the surface for Davis Cup final in order to neutralize Murray. If the British star reaches the final at World Tour Finals, he will be competing for this title at indoor hard court on Sunday and the Davis Cup final starts in Ghent, Belgium on Friday.