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ANDY MURRAY plans to become more involved in the Davis Cup as he revelled in the atmosphere surrounding the Great Britain team ahead of their encounter with Luxembourg.
Murray will make his first appearance in the competition since September 2009 when he takes on Laurent Bram at Braehead Arena in Glasgow today.
The world No.4 pulled out of John Lloyd's last match in charge, a defeat by Lithuania.
But he has kept in touch with Leon Smith since his former mentor took over and will make his first appearance under the current captain in his third match in charge. The Dunblane ace - who crashed to a semi-final defeat against Rafa Nadal at Wimbledon last week - said: "I have enjoyed the last few days, it's nice being around all the guys, good fun. That's the best part about Davis Cup.
Refreshing "Whether it's the best thing for me or not (after Wimbledon), I have no idea, but I have had a good week so far.
"I have always enjoyed playing Davis Cup. It's a different atmosphere, a different experience and just a different build-up.
"I like that, it's refreshing. You spend the whole year on your own and now you have guys around you.
"I like playing for my country, always have done, and I've played well."
When asked about his future intentions, Murray said: "I think I'll play more, for sure.
"I enjoyed it when I played Davis Cup in the past. A few things happened in the past that I didn't enjoy towards the last few ties.
"Now I'm looking forward to it again. I'm sure I'll play more than I have done in the past few years."
Murray's presence has lifted the camp as Britain strive to set up a promotion play-off against Belarus or Hungary in September.
Captain Smith was keen to acknowledge the benefits of having his number one player available.
The Scot, who has guided Britain to victories over Turkey and Tunisia, said: "We do make a lot of Andy being in the team but it is a big deal and he brings so much.
Ropey "The way he works and the way he looks after his body just helps everyone see what one of the best players in the world is doing."
Jamie Murray also returns to Davis Cup action after ropey form saw him dropped.
He said: "It's going to be a great experience and the chance to play with Andy in Davis Cup is not something we have done before.
"So I'm looking forward to it. Almost as much as he is."
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