World number 4 Andy Murray will miss Britain’s Davis Cup match against Ukraine this weekend because of a lingering virus.
Murray said Monday he hasn’t recovered from the illness that forced him to pull out of the quarterfinals of last week’s Dubai Tennis Championships.
He withdrew from the British team that will face Ukraine starting Friday at the Braehead Arena near Glasgow in Scotland.
“Obviously, I’m very disappointed that I won’t be playing in Glasgow this week, but the doctor has told me that I need complete rest for at least seven days, and I have to respect that,” said Murray, who has won in Doha and Rotterdam this year.
“I hoped that pulling out of Dubai when I did would give me enough time to recover, but this virus has hit me harder than any illness I’ve had before and I still feel terrible.”
Britain’s Davis Cup captain John Lloyd said he would consult with coach Paul Annacone on who should replace Murray on the team.