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.'
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.