Returning to tennis for a initial time given apropos a father, Andy Murray will lead Britain’s Davis Cup group when it opens a invulnerability of a pretension opposite Japan subsequent week.
Murray and his brother, doubles dilettante Jamie, were partial of a five-man patrol comparison Tuesday by captain Leon Smith for a first-round World Group array in Birmingham on Mar 4-6.
Andy Murray’s wife, Kim Sears, gave birth to their initial child, daughter Sophia, on Feb. 7. Murray has not played given losing to Novak Djokovic in a Australian Open final on Jan. 31.
“Andy Murray has once again demonstrated his joining to a group and his nation in creation himself accessible to play, generally so shortly after apropos a father,” Britain captain Leon Smith said.
Murray cumulative all 3 points when Britain kick Belgium in final year’s final for a initial Davis Cup pretension in 79 years.
Also comparison in a patrol were Kyle Edmund, Dominic Inglot and Dan Evans. The leader of a compare will play Serbia or Kazakhstan in a quarterfinals on Jul 15-17.
“Japan have a really clever team, progressed good in new years and, with Kei Nishikori, have an determined top-10 player,” Smith said. “It will be a exam for us, though I’m assured in a group and I’m certain when a guys lift on their GB shirt they will give their all.”