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Saturday, 18 November 2023 16:17

Andy Murray withdraws from GB team for Davis Cup finals against Serbia due to injury.

Staff Reporter.

Andy Murray has ruled himself out of next week's Davis Cup finals in Malaga due to a shoulder injury.

"I've picked up a minor shoulder injury which means I won't be able to take part in the Davis Cup," said 36-year-old Murray.

"I'm gutted not to be part of the squad but my focus is now on rehab and getting ready for the new season."

Dan Evans also recently withdrew from the GB team because of a calf injury.

He was replaced by Joe Salisbury with Cameron Norrie, Jack Draper and Neal Skupski the other members of the squad.

Captain Leon Smith has until Monday to confirm a replacement but the line-up is expected to be Draper and Norrie in the singles, with Skupski and Salisbury the doubles team.

The other quarter-finals will be played between 21 and 26 November.

Murray's injury ends the possibility of a clash with Novak Djokovic who is set to feature for Serbia in the last-eight match. The world No 1 is currently competing at the ATP Tour finals in Turin.