Andy Murray Backtracks on His Davis Cup 2021 Finals Decision

Published 10/26/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
Oct 10, 2021; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Andy Murray (GBR) reacts after winning a point during his second round match against Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) in the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports


Former World No.1 Andy Murray recently stunned everyone after he defeated Hubert Hurkacz in the very first round of the Vienna Open 2021. The British player beat him down in three sets and advanced to the second round of the tournament. The final scoreline of the match was 6-4, 6(6)-7(8), 6-3.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Murray is currently playing his sixth tournament after the US Open 2021. Even though he has not won any of the five tournaments he has competed at so far, he has managed to improve his gameplay to a large extent.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Andy Murray believes he can play at the Davis Cup Finals 2021

The 18 teams, featuring at the Davis Cup Finals 2021, have started to announce their squad for the tournament. Even though Murray is not a part of Team Great Britain as of now, he believes he could be convinced to play for them.

“Never say never, maybe I could be convinced to play,”  he said in a recent interview with The Times.

In the previous interviews, Murray clearly dismissed the chances of him competing at the Davis Cup Finals 2021. However, since he is regaining his form, he feels that if the management approaches him, he will not turn down their offer this time.

Since Team Great Britain has announced only four members right now, there are high chances that Murray can become the fifth member of the squad. The British player will be more than happy if such a thing takes place.

Watch This Story: How Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, and Others Travel

Who are the other members of Team Great Britain?

While all the other teams have announced five members each for the Davis Cup Finals 2021, Team Great Britain have declared only four. They are Cameron Norrie, Dan Evans, Joe Salisbury, and Neal Skupski. Thus, it will be interesting to see if the management is able to convince the three-time Grand Slam champion to be a part of their squad.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The Davis Cup Finals 2021 will begin on November 22, and will stretch till November 28. Team Spain is the defending champions but they will miss Rafael Nadal in their squad this year.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

So, with a legend missing from their ranks this time around, will Spain be able to defend their title?

DIVE DEEPER

Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev to Lead Their Respective Teams at Davis Cup Finals 2021

about 1 month ago

Enjoyed reading this article? Download our exclusive app to get 24x7 coverage, latest memes and social media banter. Click here to download.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Anshul Singh

1533 articles

Anshul Singh is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 1000 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT