Murray to miss Britain’s Davis Cup match

Andy Murray will miss Britain’s Davis Cup match against Slovakia

next month after sustaining ”a few injuries” during his run to

the Australian Open semifinals.

The fourth-ranked Murray, who lost to eventual winner Novak

Djokovic in a five-set match in Melbourne, says it is ”probably a

sensible decision” to pull out of the group matches ahead of a

busy year that also includes the London Olympics.

With Britain’s leading player missing, captain Leon Smith

selected James Ward, Dan Evans, Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins for

the Feb. 10-12 matches in the first round of Euro/Africa Zone Group

I.

The matches will be played in Glasgow, Scotland.

Britain beat Hungary in September to gain promotion from Group

II and Smith says ”we go into the tie knowing Slovakia will be

favorites.”