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Murray is ready to rejoin the Brit pack as Scot considers Davis Cup return

Andy Murray is ready to make a return to Davis Cup action for Great Britain this year and has already discussed the matter with captain Leon Smith.

The British No 1, who will be seeded fifth for this week's Australian Open draw after dropping a place in the rankings this morning, also suggests that his return might be more than a one-off.

Murray has not turned out for GB since September 2009 but knows he has to make himself available at least once in the next 18 months to gain eligibility for the Olympics.

However, he may go further than that and play 'one or two times' in 2011 and not leave it until early 2012 as GB attempt to climb out of the competition's lower divisions.

Britain's next match is against Tunisia at Bolton in March. Murray did not rule out playing in that, although his return would more likely come after Wimbledon as part of GB's long road back to the elite World Group.

'I didn't know about the Olympics situation until December, but I said to Leon before that I would be able to play and we should keep speaking,' said Murray.

'I will sit down and talk with him in Australia and see if he wants me to play in March or if it would be good for the other guys to have another match. I will definitely play, probably one or two.'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/ten...up-return.html

As a tennis pro he even failed to get the hang of the rules about Olympic qualifications, given his mother is contributing to LTA. JUST RIDICULOUS.

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Could be a nice financial boost for Irish tennis if Murray shows up in Dublin (assuming both teams win 1st round matches) but I think I'd rather he didn't and we just kicked their asses.
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Would love to see him play DC again. They need him and Muzza and Boggo would be a deadly combination.

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Re: Murray is ready to rejoin the Brit pack as Scot considers Davis Cup return

Boggo is suffice.

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But he lost 23 times against you.
's right. We have to also throw into the mix. But I do not think it is currently the decisive factor. But he has achieved in my opinion too much. Maybe this is crucial if I move him even closer after major victories. But 14 or 17 Grand Slam titles is a significant difference. At the present time there is no question that he must be the greater player than me.

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I don't understand tennis professionals. In many sports the highest praise you can get is playing and winning matches for your country.
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Would you ever see a player like ibrahimovic refusing to play for his country because they can't win tournaments? Different mindsets in different sports i guess, tennis is an individual sport so it's all about you i suggest.

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But he lost 23 times against you.
's right. We have to also throw into the mix. But I do not think it is currently the decisive factor. But he has achieved in my opinion too much. Maybe this is crucial if I move him even closer after major victories. But 14 or 17 Grand Slam titles is a significant difference. At the present time there is no question that he must be the greater player than me.

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I don't understand tennis professionals. In many sports the highest praise you can get is playing and winning matches for your country.
many sports are teamsports, tennis is not
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Your point being? That is not an adequate excuse at all.
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Your point being? That is not an adequate excuse at all.
not everyone is born a patriot, in some countries people are less nationalistic than others
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so GB will always win 2 points in world group II, its main problem now is to get one more point.
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so GB will always win 2 points in world group II, its main problem now is to get one more point.
We have a decent chance to get that final point in Group II. However, Group I and above is a different matter.

I'm shocked that he wasn't aware of the Olympic rule, not least because our position in the Davis Cup and the performances of the other British men are hot topics for discussion. I'm surprised that British journalists hadn't been asking him about his scheduling plans for 2011 during the World Tour Finals.

Anyway, it will be good to have him back, and I was expecting him to return in July. We have the best draw we could have hoped for in Group II, and our aim for 2011 should always have been to win promotion back to Group I. Our #2 player is capable of winning a live singles in July and September, and our doubles players can certainly challenge for a point on the Saturdays.

I'd hope that Muzza will avoid the Tunisia tie, and give the other chaps a chance to win live singles matches. This tie should be just as easy as the Turkey one, so no excuses. A return for Boggo would be nice, but I fear that he won't consider it anymore.


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Could be a nice financial boost for Irish tennis if Murray shows up in Dublin (assuming both teams win 1st round matches) but I think I'd rather he didn't and we just kicked their asses.


It would have been better for you if we played our tie last year. What has happened to 'no neck?'
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As a tennis pro he even failed to get the hang of the rules about Olympic qualifications, given his mother is contributing to LTA. JUST RIDICULOUS.
There is some confusion being debated on other boards as to whether or not he has already qualified for the Olympics by his participation in the Hopman Cup - the wording pf the rule is a bit unclear.

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Your point being? That is not an adequate excuse at all.
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Re: Murray is ready to rejoin the Brit pack as Scot considers Davis Cup return

I fail to see what this has to do with political ideals and nationalism. It almost certainly doesn't play a part in Murray's and Federer's rationale.

The fact is you're a sportsman, born and trained in country X, yet you fail to go play for country X when they call you up and ask you to come compete for them. I've yet to see a Golf player reject a Ryder or President's Cup invitation on the basis on anything less than an injury.

It certainly is an ugly blemish on Tennis that the professionals choose to not play in prestigious team/country tournaments like the Davis Cup.
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