Tennis: Jonny Marray remains positive despite being given Davis Cup team snub

Jonny Marray, right, with Colin Fleming during the Davis Cup match against Russia earlier this year.
Jonny Marray, right, with Colin Fleming during the Davis Cup match against Russia earlier this year.
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Sheffield’s Jonny Marray is unsure of his future with the Great Britain Davis Cup team.

The 32-year-old has been left out of the squad for Britain’s tie against Croatia, which begins in Umag next Friday despite reaching the quarter-finals of the US Open this week with doubles partner Colin Fleming.

Andy Murray returns to the team alongside Fleming, Dan Evans and James Ward. The winners advance into next year’s elite World Group.

However, a statement on the Lawn Tennis Association website suggested Marray may still be a late call up. It said: “A second doubles player may travel to Croatia, but that decision will be taken following the US Open and, as per ITF rules, two players can be substituted one hour before Thursday’s draw.”

Marray, who arrives back in England today, told The Star he was waiting for news of his involvement but is also focusing on an excellent US Open, which ended with defeat in the early hours of yesterday morning against World No 1 pair Mike and Bob Bryan.

He said: “I’m not sure what the situation is with Davis Cup yet.

“I will find out over the next few days.

“We’ve had a really good week beating some tough teams and I thought we played a high quality match last night.

“It was an amazing experience to play on Arthur Ashe stadium in a night match. There’s a lot of positives to take from this week to build on for the remainder of the season.”

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