“Not Sure I Deserve To Play”: Gutted Andy Murray Bows Out of Davis Cup 2021 After Defeat at Indian Wells

Published 10/13/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 30: Andy Murray of Great Britain serves communicates with his team Stefano Tsitsipas of Greece in the first round of the men’s singles at the US Open 2021 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 30, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by TPN/Getty Images)


British tennis star Andy Murray was recently seen competing in the Indian Wells Masters. He was having a great run until he came across German star Alexander Zverev. The former World No. 1 went down in straight sets. However, he made an interesting revelation post his exit from the event. 

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After the loss, Andy Murray declared that he will not be representing Great Britain in the Davis Cup 2021. He feels he has contributed to his nation on a large scale. During the 2019 season, while competing in the finals of the Davis Cup, the three-time Grand Slam champion ended up injuring himself and due to that, missed the Australian Open which begins early on in the season. 

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The 34-year-old player spoke on this and stated, “I’ve given a lot to the Davis Cup, and sometimes to my own detriment physically. The same thing happened last time I played Davis Cup at the end of 2019. I know there was coronavirus, but I was struggling with that really up until September time the following year.”

Davis Cup 2019 resulted bad for Andy Murray 

The injury he suffered during the Davis Cup in 2019 took a while for it to recover. He was struggling until September. Usually, by September all the four Grand Slam events are concluded. The final call will be taken by team captain Leon Smith. However, Andy feels he should be left out, and instead Norrie and Evans should be placed above him due to their impressive season. 

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Oct 10, 2021; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Andy Murray (GBR) hits a shot 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

The former Olympic gold medalist added, “I also don’t feel right now I would be playing, either,” he said. “Obviously that would be up to Leon, but I’m not sure I deserve to play in that team. Cam [Norrie] and Dan [Evans] have had a great year. Liam Broady’s in and around the top 100 now and we’ve got very strong doubles as well.”

After exiting the Indian Wells Masters, it will be interesting to see what is Murray’s next move. We wish him all the best for the remainder of the season. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.

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