Andy Murray says he feels very good physically but does not expect to play in Britain’s Davis Cup final amid stiff competition in the squad.
Team Great Britain features top-25 players Cameron Norrie and Dan Evans, as well as men’s doubles players No.1 and No.3 Joe Salisbury and Neil Skupski.
Murray, who led Great Britain to their first Davis Cup title in 79 years in 2015 and last played in the competition in 2019, is struggling to regain top form after undergoing two hip operations and is currently ranked 43- e place in the world ranking.
“I don’t expect to play,” the 35-year-old told reporters on Tuesday.
“Every one of us sitting here deserves an opportunity to compete. “If I don’t play at all, I believe the players who go out there will do a great job and win matches for us. You just try to be the best teammate you can be.”
Murray added that he regretted his decision to skip the 2021 tournament.
“I was tired and I wasn’t sure it was something I necessarily wanted to be in,” said Murray, who lost in the third round of this month’s US Open.
“But as soon as I lit the matches and started watching, I thought, ‘What am I doing? It was a mistake.”
“Physically, I feel very good now. It’s the best I’ve felt in a long time.”
Britain began its campaign against the United States later on Wednesday.
The top eight teams from the group stage advance to the knockout rounds, which will take place in Malaga in November.