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Murray focussed on Davis Cup


Murray focussed on Davis Cup

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LONDON – Andy Murray’s dedication to the Davis Cup has proved invaluable to the British team, but it may also rob the ATP Tour Finals of one of its biggest draws this year.

The 28-year-old has performed heroics in helping Britain to its first Davis Cup final for 37 years, winning both his singles and a doubles to guide the team past Australia in last weekend’s semi-final in Glasgow.

The final will be played in Belgium from November 27 to 29, just a few days after the ATP’s season-finale at London’s O2 Arena for which Murray has already sealed one of the eight spots up for grabs.

Winning the ATP’s showpiece would normally be a priority for Murray, especially as he is yet to do it, but his priorities will now be on helping Britain win the Davis Cup for the first time since 1936.

To complicate matters further, Belgium are likely to choose an indoor clay surface, hoping to nullify the effect of world number three Murray who favours hard courts.

“The O2 would obviously be a question mark for me if we were playing on the clay,” Murray told BBC Radio 5.

“I would go and train and prepare on the clay to get ready for the final.” (Reuters)