After winning Wimbledon for the second time Andy Murray has said that he is “unlikely” to play in Great Britain’s Davis Cup match against Serbia next weekend.
Murray was the star of the British team last year when they lifted the Cup for the first time since 1936 and he has helped the team reach the quarter-finals this year.
However, after winning at Wimbledon on Sunday Murray said that he is likely to miss the upcoming match in Belgrade but he will still travel with the team in order to offer them his support. He was named in the Great Britain team last week but has always said that he will make a final decision based upon how he felt after Wimbledon.
Speaking on Monday Murray said that “it’s looking unlikely [that he will play]. But, even if I don’t play, I’m still probably going to go anyway, just to be there with the team.”
If Murray doesn’t play then the team will be led by Kyle Edmund who became the new British No 2 on Monday by climbing to 67 in the rankings. The team also includes Dan Evans, James Ward, Jamie Murray and Dom Inglot.
Serbia will be without world No 1 Novak Djokovic and Serbian No 2 Viktor Troicki will also be absent from the team. The Serbian side will be led by world No 81 Dusan Lajovic and he will be joined by Filip Krajinovic, Janko Tipsarevic and Nenad Zimonjic.
While Murray may not be playing next weekend he has said that he expects to be busy over the rest of the year as he tries to build on his Wimbledon success, “Having won here again gives me a big lift. Hopefully, through to the end of this year and beyond it, I can win some more slams.”