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Murray returns to British Davis Cup team

Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray was included in Great Britain’s squad for the Davis Cup final group stage in mid-September, the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) said on Monday.

The British squad will consist of Murray, world number 11 Cameron Norrie, Dan Evans and Joe Salisbury, with a fifth player to be added to the squad at a later date.

Great Britain will face the United States, Kazakhstan and the Netherlands in Group D of the tournament, with matches scheduled at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow from September 13-18.

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Murray, who led Great Britain to their first Davis Cup title in 79 years in 2015, last played in the competition in 2019, when he beat Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor.

The 35-year-old has lost his first matches at the Canadian Masters and Citi Open in recent weeks and bowed out in the second round at Wimbledon last month, but finished runner-up at the ATP 250 Stuttgart event in June.

“Some of the best moments of my career have come representing my country in Davis Cup, so to be part of the team again means a lot,” said Murray, who will face Stan Wawrinka at the Cincinnati Open later on Monday. .

“It’s obviously exciting that the competition is returning to Glasgow, we’ve had some brilliant results there in the past, and this is another opportunity for us to create even more history,” he said. “We have a strong team and we will give everything we can to bring victory to the fans and book our place in the final.”

The eight best teams in the Davis Cup group stage will advance to the knockout rounds, which will close the season on the men’s tennis calendar and will be held between November 21 and 27 in Malaga.

With information from Reuters

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