Bri­tain pick Mur­ray for Davis Cup tie with Ser­bia

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Andy Mur­ray is one of five play­ers named by Great Bri­tain for this month’s Davis Cup tie with Ser­bia, al­though the world num­ber two will not con­firm his in­volve­ment un­til af­ter Wim­ble­don.

The Scot’s brother Jamie, Kyle Ed­mund, Dan Evans and Dom In­glot are in the team for the round-two tie in Bel­grade.

Mur­ray, 29, is into the last eight at Wim­ble­don af­ter beat­ing Nick Kyr­gios.

“Both Mur­rays are still in­volved at Wim­ble­don so we’ll have to see how it pans out,” cap­tain Leon Smith said.

“It’s a bru­tal sched­ule. To turn around from Wim­ble­don, fly over to an­other coun­try and change sur­face, it’s not easy,” he told BBC Ra­dio 5 live.

“Our team is ex­tremely pas­sion­ate about the Davis Cup. Andy wanted to be named in the ini­tial team. He loves the com­pe­ti­tion. At the mo­ment the most im­por­tant thing for him is Wim­ble­don. He has to see how he feels. If he says he can’t do this then of course we’ll re­spect it.”

Ser­bia’s world num­ber one No­vak Djokovic has al­ready an­nounced he will not play.

The 29-year-old ad­mit­ted he was not 100% fit af­ter he was knocked out of Wim­ble­don in the third round by Amer­i­can Sam Quer­rey.

Vik­tor Troicki, Ne­nad Zi­mon­jic and Filip Kra­ji­novic are likely to be three mem­bers of the Ser­bia squad.

The win­ners of the match will face ei­ther Italy or Ar­gentina in the semi-fi­nals in Septem­ber.

Bri­tain are the Davis Cup hold­ers, hav­ing won the event last year for the first time since 1936.

Andy Mur­ray

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