In order to make the DAVIS CUP team, MURRAY, LEON SMITH warns, he must prove himself
Leon Smith has said that he would make his Davis Cup squad selections objectively, adding that Andy Murray and the other players in contention will have to earn their spots.
Murray lost in the second round of Wimbledon against John Isner, setting back his quest for a comeback from hip surgery.
Murray would be a great attraction for the Scottish fans when the United Kingdom hosts the United States, Kazakhstan, and the Netherlands in Glasgow in September.
Although Murray was instrumental in Great Britain’s 2015 Davis Cup victory, he is still not a lock to make the team due to ongoing injury problems.
While players like Cameron Norrie and Dan Evans have leapfrogged Murray in the global rankings, young Brits like Liam Broady and Jack Draper have been shining at Wimbledon.
Smith knows Murray from their time together as coaches, but his decision to choose him will be based only on his abilities.
Smith said that selecting the team itself requires much thinking because of the “problem and tough choice surrounding who gets to play on each match-day” in the two singles and the doubles.
I’m connected to every major player in some capacity. Even if I have a deep history with Andy in particular, it is my responsibility to remain impartial and do all in my power to succeed.
You choose based on merit. A lot of things go into your selections: how a player is doing overall, how they match up against the competition, the playing surface, their fitness level, and their general health. All I can say is that having so many talented singles and doubles players is a welcome issue to have. Andy’s contribution was crucial in restoring faith that change was possible. Not only did he excel on the court, winning several championships, but he also contributed significantly off of it.
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You want the others to do it since it fits with the culture, but they won’t until you force them to. So glad to see some evidence of culture!
Smith is certain that he will bring a formidable team to Glasgow regardless of who he chooses.
What Andy ignited is crucial, and we have a solid foundation thanks to him,” he remarked. Is this the strongest group available? If you check the order of finish in every singles and doubles match, then yes, it will be. Whoever gets out there, whether it’s Andy or Cam Norrie, who also has Scottish ancestry, the vibe will be fantastic.
During the Davis Cup era, Dan Evans shone brightly. Joe Salisbury, who plays doubles, is ranked first in the world. We’ve had Grand Slam champions like Jamie (Murray) and Neal Skupski. Tennis fans, regardless of the outcome and regardless of who plays (for our side or anybody else in the group), are in for a treat.