Andy Murray opens up on fears he’ll never play competitively in Scotland again

Andy Murray has opened up the torment over his decision to miss next week’s Davis Cup tie in Glasgow and admits he may have played his last competitive match on Scottish soil.

Three-time Grand Slam winner Murray took to social media to write a heartfelt message to fans explaining the tough call to miss out on the World Cup play-off against Uzbekistan at Emirates Arena.

The 31-year-old Scot reveals he was so desperate to take part he considered even just appearing for the Saturday doubles tie, but was advised by his medical team to continue his rehabilitation following hip surgery at the start of the year.

Murray is continuing to fight back to full fitness after making his Grand Slam return following a 14-month absence at the ongoing US Open here in New York, where he lost in the second round.

He admitted playing alongside brother Jamie, who has been included in captain Leon Smith’s team, in Glasgow for previous ties have been some of the highlights of his career.

Writing on Instagram , Andy said: “With this possibly being my last chance to compete in Scotland as a professional, I really wanted to be there with team and found this decision emotionally quite challenging.

“I had spoken to our captain, Leon, about possibly coming to just play doubles but having been recommended to take a couple of weeks off hitting to continue my reconditioning.

“I didn’t want to just show up not ready to perform to a high enough standard and ultimately let my teammates/country down.

“If I don’t get the chance to compete in Scotland again I just want to say thank you so much to all the fans who have come along to watch and support the team over the years.

“You have created some incredible atmospheres for me and the team to play in and I will always remember that.

“Having been born in Glasgow and growing up in Scotland I would never have imagined I would see such passionate fans packing out stadiums for tennis matches. Playing with my Big Bro in those stadiums has been very very special.

“Thank you so much again. I’ll miss you.”

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