ATP Cup: Andy Murray uses protected ranking to ensure Great Britain a place

We and our partners use technology, like cookies, and gather data that is browsing to give you the ideal internet experience and to personalise the content and advertisements shown for you.
Please let us know if you agree.
From Russell Fuller
BBC tennis correspondent
Wonderful Britain will compete in the inaugural ATP Cup of January following Andy Murray decision to enter.
Britain might not have qualified for the 24-team occasion had Murray not input under his protected world rank of 2.
Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will also be in the field for the championship, which is played three Australian cities.
The draw takes place in the Sydney Opera House on Monday.
Three-time Grand Slam winner Murray said in January that he intended to retire after this year’s Wimbledon.
The Scot went to go back to the courtroom in time to attribute in Wimbledon, where he eventually played mixed doubles with Serena Williams.
Murray missed out on coming for the US Open, opting to play in the Winston-Salem Open in which he lost in the first round to Tennys Sandgren.
The ATP Cup, that includes 750 points, is distinct from the Davis Cup but can amalgamate with this tournament after it’s revamped, based on International Tennis Federation president David Haggerty.
Tense, belly-laugh mind-warpingly weird humorous, and filled with awwwwww
Analysis and opinion from the BBC’s tennis correspondent.
The way to get into tennis – it is entertaining, caters to all levels and abilities and can keep you fit. Find your nearest court and learn the basics with our guide.
Get the tennis headlines delivered right to your telephone, subscribe to our newsletter and also find out where to locate us on online.

Read more here: