Andy Murray reveals his schedule as he prepares to skip the competition following his loss at Indian Wells.
Andy Murray has explained his preparations ahead of the Australian Open after crashing out of the Indian Wells Masters at the hands of Alexander Zverev – and he is poised to miss a key tournament.
After losing to Alexander Zverev at the Indian Wells Masters, Andy Murray has stated that he would not compete in the Davis Cup Finals. On Tuesday night, the German overcame Murray 6-4 7-6 (7-4) to advance to the quarterfinals.
Murray has been in good form recently, competing in the BNP Paribas Open alongside Zverev and taking Stefanos Tsitsipas to five sets in the first round of the US Open.
However, the Scot is unsure if his performance has been good enough to earn him a place in Great Britain captain Leon Smith’s squad.
In 2015, the three-time Grand Slam champion won 11 of a possible 12 points to help his country win the Davis Cup for the first time in 79 years.
Murray has indicated that he will rest ahead of the Australian Open, so someone else will have to step up to the plate.
“Right now, I don’t feel like I’d be playing,” the 34-year-old told BBC Sport.
“Obviously, Leon has the last say, but I’m not convinced I deserve to be in that team.”
“Cam [Norrie] and Dan [Evans] had a fantastic season. Liam Broady is now in or near the top 100, and our doubles are also extremely strong.
“Right now, I’m not intending on playing in the Davis Cup, and with the late finish and early departure to Australia, and my schedule between now and the end of the year, I’ll have to recover and take a break to give my body a chance to breathe.”
“And I want to make sure I spend as much time with my family as possible during the off season because I’ve been away from them recently, and that will be the case when I go to Australia.”
Murray was forced to miss the season opener in Melbourne after suffering an injury while competing in the 2019 Davis Cup Finals in Madrid.
He was unable to play again until August of the following year, when professional tennis was forced to take a vacation due of the pandemic.
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