Andy Murray withdrew from the Great Britain team to compete in the Davis Cup finals due to a shoulder problem. He has been replaced by Liam Broady.
On 23 November, Britain will face Serbia (led by 24 time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic) in the quarterfinals.
Murray announced that he had suffered a “minor shoulder injury” and would not be taking part in Davis Cup.
I’m disappointed that I didn’t make the team, but now my main focus is on getting back in shape and preparing for the next season. “
Broady had been scheduled to play league-level tennis with a French club in the coming week, before being called to replace Murray.
Broady said, “I’m proud to represent Great Britain, even though it’s not how I would have liked.”
I’m eager to do everything possible to support the team in the competition. “
The world number 102 Broady had only played Albert Ramos Vinolas in Marbella on clay back in 2018.
Great Britain Captain Leon Smith already had to cope without Dan Evans, who recently withdrew due to a calf problem.
Joe Salisbury replaced him. Cameron Norrie and Jack Draper were the rest of the team.
The BBC Sport app and website will broadcast live the Davis Cup matches of Britain.
The remaining quarter-finals are scheduled to be played from 21 to 26 November.
The Analysis of the Problem
Russell Fuller is BBC Tennis Correspondent
The British captain Leon Smith lost the element of surprise, and his chance to make Serbia wonder about the composition of the British squad.
Liam Broady was the obvious choice to replace Jack Draper and Cameron Norrie, given their risk of injuries.
They are very likely to be playing singles, and now the doubles team has been set in stone as Dan Evans or Andy Murray is not available.
It is said that Murray may still spend a part of this week in Malaga. The rehab will determine whether Murray is still in Malaga. His presence would, however, be valuable as a motivator and tactician.
Murray might not have been able to play, but it’s still hard for him to watch as we wait and wonder if we will see him ever again in a GB Davis Cup t-shirt.