Murray a doubt for Britain’s conflict with Spain


MADRID (Information) – British Davis Cup captain mentioned Andy Murray could also be not noted of Saturday’s Davis Cup semi-final towards Spain as the previous world primary isn’t in his greatest situation.

FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Davis Cup Finals – Caja Magica, Madrid, Spain – November 20, 2019 Britain’s Andy Murray reacts throughout his match towards Netherlands’ Tallon Griekspoor Information/Susana Vera

The 32-year-old Murray, who returned from hip surgical procedure in June, made heavy climate of beating 79th-ranked Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor on Wednesday in Britain’s opening group match.

However he didn’t characteristic the subsequent day towards Kazakhstan and was once more solely cheering on from the sidelines as Britain beat Germany 2-1 to achieve the semi-final by beating Germany on Friday.

Kyle Edmund, who has returned to kind after a stoop, has received each his singles rather than Murray whereas Dan Evans secured the profitable level by beating Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff 7-6(6) Three-6 7-6(2) at La Caja Magica on Friday.

Murray, who nearly single-handedly took Britain to Davis Cup glory in 2015, admitted on Wednesday he had placed on 5 kg (11 lb)since profitable the European Open in Antwerp final month — his first title since returning to motion.

“I believed that the place Kyle and clearly Evo are at is forward of the place Andy’s simply now,” captain Leon Smith mentioned when requested whether or not Murray would return for the semi-final.

“That’s the place it’s when it comes to how he’s feeling and whatnot. And once you’ve acquired two very, excellent gamers like Kyle and Evo which are able to go, then that’s what we do.

“He may play, however I wouldn’t say he’s in his greatest situation. He says that’s how he’s feeling.”

Evans, 29, is now the highest-ranked British participant at 42nd however misplaced his opening two matches in Madrid, having received the primary set. Struff pegged him again on Friday however Evans hung robust.

“The final two days for me after shedding was fairly robust,” Evans mentioned. “With Kyle doing an excellent job, it made it manner simpler for me to be in such a decent state of affairs tonight.”

His subsequent activity is more likely to be attempting to cease Rafael Nadal in entrance of a Madrid crowd on a Saturday evening.

“If it occurs I’ll go on the courtroom believing I can win in any other case there’s no level in strolling on,” Evans mentioned.

Reporting by Martyn Herman; Modifying by Sandra Maler