34-year-old Andy Murray, who in 2015, had famously led Team Great Britain to their first Davis Cup victory since 1936, has announced that playing in the upcoming Davis Cup matches is still in the realm of possibility.
Last month, following his loss to Alexander Zverev, Andy Murray had announced that he had no intentions of playing the Davis Cup.
Murray, who is currently playing in the Vienna Open in Austria, said in an interview post his win over Hubert Hurcakz, that “Never say never, maybe I could be convinced to play“.
Andy Murray’s views on the matter:
In the same post-match interview, Murray was quoted saying to the Times “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.”.
He also added “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.”
Britain and The Davis Cup
Great Britain has won the prestigious cup 10 times, most recently in 2015. Leon Smith has captained the team since 2010. Under his captaincy, team Britain qualified to the World group in 2013 and won the cup in 2015.
Great Britain is set to face France on Saturday, 27th November; and the Czech Republic on Sunday, 28th November.