Andy Murray has used his ranking of world No two to put in Great Britain into the ATP Cup in 2020.
Murray needed to utilize his position that is protected to receive Great Britain in January to the team contest in Sydney – in which every tie has two singles and a rubber – as Kyle Edmund was not high enough to qualify.
Speaking on Thursday, the Scot said:”When I use my shielded (rank ), I’ll play as the number one player. I think if you are currently playing at a competition similar to this, the best player ought to be chosen to playwith.
“The Australian Open are the priority for me personally. And I really don’t wish to go there and never play with any matches. So, I am finding that quite a tough choice to make.”
The Scot is in the infancy of his comeback against the hip performance which saved his career, enjoying only 3 sisters tournaments, but he will come back to the ATP Tour in a fortnight, with recently dropped down to Challenger level for the first time in 14 decades, after he heads to China.
He’ll play with three tournaments in China – in Zhuhai, Beijing and Shanghai – .
The 32-year-old, who has fallen at the world ranks which makes him the No 13 to 415, is hopeful of being picked in Britain’s Davis Cup team.
“I am very proficient team competitions in tennis, so I simply don’t enjoy the week which it (the ATP Cup) is at. Have done. I don’t like that there is two team competitions six months apart either. It simply doesn’t make sense,” he added.