Murray pulls out of Davis Cup clash

Britain's Davis Cup captain Leon Smith has confirmed that Wimbledon champion Andy Murray will not the playing in the quarter-final match against Serbia after naming Kyle Edmund and James Ward as his two singles players.

The tie is scheduled to take place at the Tasmajdan Stadium in Belgrade starting on Friday with two singles rubbers.

Last November, Murray was part of the British team that won the Davis Cup for the first time in 79 years but had suggested it would be unlikely that he would be available to play against Serbia. 

Smith told reporters that he understood why the world number two had decided not to play.  

"This date is a real nightmare for everybody, not just for him (Andy Murray), because it's not easy to change surface again," Smith said.

"I was hopeful last week that he would play but then he goes and wins Wimbledon and has Olympics and U.S. Open coming up and I hope he does well there also. As a team, we are all delighted for him.

"I hope he comes out Thursday or Friday to support the team."

Murray has confirmed that he is available for selection to defend his Olympic singles title at Rio in August.