Andy Murray not named in Great Britain’s Davis Cup team for quarter-final
Andy Murray won’t play against Germany on Friday Great Britain’s Davis Cup quarter-final with captain Leon Smith preferring to stick.
Smith had said the decision over whether to recall Murray would be among his”more difficult decisions”.
Murray, 32, was also rested for Thursday’s Group E victory over Kazakhstan which booked their spot.
He won his singles game at the opening group game against the Netherlands.
But former world number one Murray had seemed sluggish because he laboured into a three-set triumph over Dutch globe amount 179 Tallon Griekspoor on Wednesday, admitting after he was still”a few kilos” heavier than he’d have enjoyed after gaining weight when taking time off together along with his newborn son and family.
From the Scot’s absence, Kyle Edmund played one of the matches of this year to conquer Kazakhstan’s Mikhail Kukushkin until Dan Evans was hit by Alexander Bublik in 3 sets.
British number one Evans, 29, is yet to win in the Madrid finals, though Smith is backing the 29-year-old to”find a way” to acquire.
Great Britain’s quarter-final begins with Edmund until Jan-Lennard Struff is faced by Evans carrying on Philipp Kohlschreiber, at 16:30 GMT. In the event the tie goes into some critical doubles rubber, Neal Skupski and Jamie Murray will play Andreas Mies along with Kevin Krawietz.