Andy Murray plans to skip the Davis Cup as a result of he’s unsure he “deserves to play” for Britain and the previous world primary additionally mentioned he wants a while off earlier than competing on the Australian Open.
Britain are as a consequence of play France and the Czech Republic in Innsbruck within the group phases of the Davis Cup on Nov 27-28, with the competitors set to finish on Dec 5.
The Australian Open is because of be held at Melbourne Park in January and 34-year-old Murray mentioned he needs to get well and likewise spend time together with his household earlier than enjoying on the first Grand Slam of the 12 months.
“I’ve given a lot to the Davis Cup and sometimes to my detriment physically” Murray advised the BBC after Tuesday’s third-round Indian Wells defeat by Alexander Zverev.
“I additionally do not feel proper now I might be enjoying, both. Obviously that may be as much as (Britain captain) Leon (Smith), however I’m not positive I need to play in that crew.
“Right now, I’m not planning on playing Davis Cup and with the late finish to it, and early departure to Australia, with my schedule between now and the end of the year, I am going to have to rest and take a break and give my body a chance to breathe.”
Melbourne has been locked down for months as authorities battle to manage an outbreak of the extremely infectious Delta variant whereas rolling out vaccinations.
Tennis Australia has not but disclosed any preparations for gamers for the Grand Slam.