Davis Cup: Andy Murray still hopes to be selected for Great Britain


Andy Murray says he hopes to “be selected for the Davis Cup in the future” after helping Great Britain beat Kazakhstan 2-1.

The Scot beat Dmitry Popko 6-3 6-4 in GB’s consolation tie after earlier losses to the USA and the Netherlands.

Cameron Norrie lost 4-6, 3-6 to Alexander Bublik later on Sunday.

But Joe Salisbury and Neal Skupski beat Bublik and Aleksandr Nedovyesov 7-6 (7-2) 6-7 (9-11) 7-6 (7-4) in Glasgow.

The decisive match was stopped just before 20:00, as the players, coaches and supporters observed a minute’s silence to pay respect to Queen Elizabeth II.

Murray, who powered GB to the Davis Cup title in 2015, said: “I love playing Davis Cup. It’s different to everything we play on the tour.”

Asked if this could be his last Davis Cup match in Glasgow, Murray said: “I only thought about 5-2 today in the second set.

“I missed the contract a little bit and felt a little bit excited.

“That might be the last time I play here or in front of a crowd like that in Great Britain.

“If it’s the last time, what they’ve done for our team has been amazing.”

After missing out on this year’s qualifiers, GB are likely to be in qualifying action early next year.

“If elected, I will definitely participate”

Murray was returning to Davis Cup action for the first time since 2019.

Against the US, the 35-year-old, along with US Open winner Salisbury, lost a crucial doubles match at 00:58 BST on Thursday.

The pair lost 7-6 (7-0) 6-7 (6-8) 6-3 to Wesley Koolhof and Matwe Middelkoop of the Netherlands on Friday.

In his only singles match against world No. 162 Popko, three-time Grand Slam winner Murray recovered from an early break to claim victory.

“We hope to have another opportunity to play here in the future,” he said.

“If I am selected, I will definitely participate.

“Going forward, it’s obviously not going to be easy with the players we’re going to have. Someone like Jack Draper is constantly improving.

“Then obviously I don’t know where the captain will go with the doubles after the results here.”