Davis Cup 2023: Andy Murray returns to Great Britain Team as tennis tournament comes to Manchester’s AO Arena
The Davis Cup comes to Manchester this week, and Great Britain's Andy Murray will be back in action
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It’s Davis Cup week in Manchester, and the long wait for fans to watch the World Cup of Tennis at the AO Arena is over. The action kicks off on September 12 when France takes on Switzerland.
Arguably the biggest name to be playing this week is former Wimbledon and Olympic champion Andy Murray. The Scotsman is one of the most successful ever Great britons to play the sport, and he’ll be making a return to the Davis Cup line-up.
Murray missed out Great Britain's 3-1 win against Colombia back in February. He comes back into the squad alongside Jack Draper, Neal Skupski, Dan Evans and Cameron Norrie.
Murray has an impressive record in the Davis Cup. in 21 ties, he has won 40 out of 48 of his individual matches. This is a record he will be keen to add to when play gets underway in Manchester this week.
Great Britain will be playing in front of a home crowd in the Davis Cup for the fifth time in the last 10 years. Tickets for GB’s final match of the week against France on September 17 have sold out, but tickets for the other games are available through the Lawn Tennis Association and Ticketmaster.
Great Britain squad for Davis Cup in Manchester
Cam Norrie (world No.16)
Dan Evans (world No.28)
Andy Murray (world No.37)
Jack Draper (world No.123)
Neal Skupski (Doubles – world No.1)
Davis Cup in Manchester full fixture list
Tuesday 12 September: France vs Switzerland
Wednesday 13 September: Great Britain vs Australia
Thursday 14 September: Australia vs France
Friday 15 September: Great Britain vs Switzerland
Saturday 16 September: Australia vs Switzerland
Sunday 17 September: Great Britain vs France
What is the format of the Davis Cup Finals?
Andy Murray and his Great Britain team mates will face a round robin, where each team in a group will play each other once. The two teams with the best records will qualify for the Knock-Out Final 8 competition from 21-26 November.
Each tie will be a best of three matches – two singles and one doubles. Each individual match will be a best of three tie-break sets.