(Reuters) – Andy Murray will miss Britain’s Davis Cup playoff tie against Uzbekistan in Glasgow to focus on his rehabilitation following hip surgery.
The former world number one returned to best-of-five-set tennis for the first time in 14 months at the U.S. Open last week but, after hobbling to defeat in the second round, he decided to skip the Sept. 14-16 World Group playoff tie.
“I’m sure it was a difficult decision for Andy but I’m absolutely sure it is the right decision,” Britain’s captain Leon Smith was quoted as saying on the BBC.
Along with the three-time Grand Slam champion, British number one Kyle Edmund will also miss the tie,
Dan Evans, Cameron Norrie and Jay Clarke will be joined by doubles specialists Jamie Murray and Dom Inglot.
“There’s still a lot of quality in the team,” Smith said.
(Reporting by Pritha Sarkar, editing by Ken Ferris)