London, Mar. 26 (ANI): Britain’s best tennis player Andy Murray has hit back at former Davis Cup captain John Lloyd for criticising him for missing the clash in Lithuania earlier this month.
The British No1 chose to sit out the tie following Britain”s relegation to Europe/Africa Zone Group II.
Lloyd questioned Murray”s commitment to Great Britain, but Murray said he had made the right decision.
“I can understand to a certain extent that everyone would like me to play in the Davis Cup because obviously we”ve got a better chance of winning. But the last tie I played in Davis Cup, I was injured. I played through the match when I was injured and it set me back probably double the amount of time that it would have done if I hadn”t played,” The Sun quoted Murray, as saying.
“No one talks about that side when you”re playing through matches when you”re hurt and it sets you back and then you drop ranking points,” Murray added.
“I don”t see John coming out and having a go at Roger Federer or Rafa Nadal or Andy Roddick or whoever, the guys that don”t play Davis Cup all of the time either. I think there needs to be a bit of perspective there that it”s not just me missing the Davis Cup tie,” Murray said. (ANI)