Murray found Davis Cup withdrawal 'emotionally challenging'

Great Britain's Davis Cup team against Uzbekistan will not feature Andy Murray.

Three-time grand slam champion Andy Murray   -  Getty Images

Andy Murray says that the decision to pull out of Great Britain's Davis Cup playoff against Uzbekistan next week was "emotionally quite challenging".

Murray played in his first grand slam since last year's Wimbledon at the US Open following a prolonged rehabilitation from hip surgery.

The former world number one reached the second round before losing in four sets to Fernando Verdasco in a display that offered plenty to encourage.

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But, the three-time grand slam champion will sit out the Davis Cup tie in Glasgow to focus on his continued recovery, meaning Murray may have played in Scotland for the final time, with the competition's format set to change from next year.

 

Murray's brother Jamie and his fellow experienced doubles player Dominic Inglot are joined in the team by Cameron Norrie, Jay Clarke and Dan Evans.