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Andy Murray gets familiar to the Davis Cup the first time after 3 years

Andy Murray gets familiar to the Davis Cup the first time after 3 years

Former world number one Andy Murray will compete in the Davis Cup final in Madrid in November, three years after the last time he took part in the tournament.

Andy Murray was named in the England squad for the Davis Cup that captain Leon Smith announced yesterday. Murray and Dan Evans will play the men's singles competition, while the men's doubles matches will feature Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski.

Kyle Edmund's recent poor form has led the England captain to consider choosing between him and Cameron Norrie for the final position on the list. Emund lost eight matches in a row and dropped from 14 to 75 in the world.

Murray is no stranger to the Davis Cup. In 2015, the Scottish tennis player was the mainstay of England winning the men's team tennis tournament. And when he returned to the Davis Cup after three years of absence, Murray was prospering again.

At Antwerp on Sunday, October 20, Murray won the ATP European Open. This is the first title of the former world number one player since Dubai 2017, and also the first men's singles championship since Murray returned to play after hip surgery earlier this year. From the brink of retirement, the three Grand Slam owners return to the top 150 in the world with the the position 127th on the ATP scoreboard.

"I just want to feel like competing", Murray said. Every time I play, I try my best. I don't think I can win the championship, not even dare to think I can beat strong opponents like Stan Wawrinka, Matteo Berrettini or Fabio Fognini. That not only surprised me, but also the whole team".

"The situation is going very well when we have top performers in the squad. Fifth place will be added in the next few weeks", captain Leon Smith is optimistic". Dan is playing the best tennis game of his career and deserves to be in the top 50 in the world. It's great to see Andy coming back and shocking everyone with the championship at Antwerp. Whereas Jamie & Neal forms a good duo when they continuously appearing in the semi-finals in Cincinnati, US Open, Beijing and Shanghai recently".

18 teams will attend the Davis Cup 2019 finals in Madrid, Spain from November 18 to 24. The top six teams and the second best-ranked teams will win tickets to the quarter-finals. The final will take place on November 24th.

England is in Group E and play in the group stages against Netherlands and Kazakhstan for two days, November 20 and 21.