- Category: Sports
- Created on Friday, 07 December 2012 13:27
- Written by Super User
- Hits: 623
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."
- Event brings fans of music and wrestling together
- Partnership allows students to earn two degrees in six years
- Program encourages students to consider career in law enforcement
- DHHS allocates millions to fight opioid epidemic
- Thousands wake up to power outage
- Man behind bars after standoff in Aroostook County
- Community members study local aquatic life
- "Lego Circus Day" has a special guest at Challenger Learning Center
- Searsmont man facing charges for unlawful sexual contact
- Woman accused of murdering former husband
- Miranda Hopkins due in court Friday
- Turner woman killed following crash while exiting turnpike
- Music and wrestling bring together the best of both worlds
- Jeopardy moving to FOX 22 for one night
- New program to give people CNA certification
- Opioid addiction topic at Husson University Thursday evening
- Supplement seller charged with deception
- AARP warns of tax-time scam
- Norridgewock man pleads guilty to drug trafficking
- Safe hiking during the winter while on expedition at Baxter State Park
- Ted Cruz reportedly says nuclear option is on table in Supreme Court pick
- Japan spokesman: Trump criticism of currency policy off base
- Celebrities, pundits react to Trump's Supreme Court nominee
- Union-backed Ronald Vitiello named to lead Border Patrol
- Senator: Army Corp told to approve Dakota pipeline easement
- Owner, charity liable in building collapse that killed 6
- Neighbor: Kansas bar attack suspect a 'drunken mess,' not political
- 10 reasons to call your doctor during pregnancy
- South Asian herb dubbed 'smart weed'
- Iran's navy begins annual drill off Strait of Hormuz
- Former Iranian president sent Trump a letter discussing immigration
- Dry spell on the horizon for West after early week bout of rain, snow
- Malaysia: Kim Jong Nam died 'within 15-20 minutes' of poisoning
- Egypt put off plans to raise entry visa price for visitors
- Pentagon seeks to expand fight against Al Qaeda extremists in Somalia
- 28 injured after car plows into New Orleans parade crowd; suspect in custody
- Iraq: Officials recapture new neighborhood in Mosul
- Report: Nearly half of students in college think they will receive federal loan forgiveness
- Lionel Richie Postpones Tour With Mariah Carey To Recover From Knee Procedure
- Christina El Moussa Opens Up About Her Pending Divorce From 'Flip Or Flop' Co-Star Tarek El Moussa
- Caitlyn Jenner Calls Trump Transgender Decision 'A Disaster'
- Tom Brady Terrifies Patriots Fans With Hilarious Ski Crash Video
- Matt Reeves Steps In To Direct 'The Batman' After Ben Affleck Steps Down
- 'Riverdale' Stars Talk Blossom Family, Jughead's Tough Time & More
- Beyoncé Won't Perform At Coachella 2017 Under Doctor's Orders, Reschedules For 2018
- Rihanna Named Harvard's 2017 Humanitarian Of The Year
- 'American Gods' Gets Premiere Date; Plus, See The Key Art!
- #TGIT New Promo: Watch Kerry Washington & Ellen Pompeo Welcome Mireille Enos Back (With Wine)
- 'The Voice' Sneak Peek: Watch A Four-Chair Turn From The Season Premiere
- Oprah Winfrey To Speak At Upstate NY College Commencement
- Transgender boy wins first 2 matches of girls tournament
- Jameis Winston apologizes for 'poor word choice' during talk to schoolchildren
- Ex-USA Gymnastics doctor accused of sexually assaulting nine girls
- Facebook reportedly in talks with MLB to livestream games during season
- Athletics hopeful Santiago Casilla to arrive in coming days
- Lakers put Magic Johnson in charge of basketball ops
- Lean on me: International NBA players supporting each other
- AP Sources: Matt Wieters, Nationals agree, pending physical
- Romar's future at Washington could be tied to recruits
- FCS draft roundtable - Part II
- White Sox seek solutions for outfield vacancies
- Nutting: Pirates had 'step back' in '16, but talent is there