Andy Murray Pulls Out Of Davis Cup, Novak Djokovic Will Play
by Tom Gainey | March 30th, 2017, 10:13 am
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On Tuesday the ITF released their official team rosters for the Davis Cup quarterfinals next weekend. The top two in the world, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, are both battling elbow injuries and were in doubt for the event.

And it’s Murray who will not play while Djokovic will compete for Serbia as they meet Spain, who will not have the services of Rafael Nadal in part because the tie, played on hard court, conflicts with his clay preparations.

Murray is still scheduled to play in Monte Carlo as is Djokovic and Nadal.

Nick Kyrgios, Jack Sock, David Goffin and Gilles Simon are among the other top names to play.


WORLD GROUP QUARTERFINALS

BELGIUM v ITALY
Venue: Spiroudome de Charleroi, Charleroi, BEL (hard – indoor)
Belgium
David Goffin
Steve Darcis
Ruben Bemelmans
Joris de Loore
Captain: Johan van Herck

Italy
Paolo Lorenzi
Fabio Fognini
Andreas Seppi
Simone Bolelli
Captain: Corrado Barazzutti

AUSTRALIA v USA
Venue: Pat Rafter Arena, Brisbane, AUS (hard – outdoor)
Australia
Nick Kyrgios
Jordan Thompson
Sam Groth
John Peers
Captain: Lleyton Hewitt

USA
Jack Sock
John Isner
Sam Querrey
Steve Johnson
Captain: Jim Courier

FRANCE v GREAT BRITAIN
Venue: Kindarena, Rouen, FRA (clay – indoor)
France
Lucas Pouille
Gilles Simon
Nicolas Mahut
Pierre-Hugues Herbert
Captain: Yannick Noah

Great Britain
Daniel Evans
Kyle Edmund
Jamie Murray
Dominic Inglot
Captain: Leon Smith

SERBIA v SPAIN
Venue: Aleksandar Nikolic Arena, Belgrade, SRB (hard – indoor)
Serbia
Novak Djokovic
Viktor Troicki
Dusan Lajovic
Playing Captain: Nenad Zimonjic

Spain
Pablo Carreno Busta
Albert Ramos-Vinolas
Marcel Granollers
Marc Lopez
Captain: Conchita Martinez


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3 Comments for Andy Murray Pulls Out Of Davis Cup, Novak Djokovic Will Play

lakie Says:

I think Djok is playing because he thinks DC will inspire him to once again play with passion.


RZ Says:

@lakie – maybe so. I really thought Doha at the beginning of the year (when Djokovic saved match point against Verdasco and then won the tournament) was going to be the starting point of his return to form but obviously not. Maybe Davis Cup will do it.


RZ Says:

Anyone know what Bautista Agut is not playing DC for Spain? Seems like he would be a top choice for selection.

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