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Last Updated: Tuesday, 20 March 2007, 06:15 GMT
Jamie Murray reveals cup call-up
By Sarah Holt

Jamie Murray
Murray is Britain's number one and world number 43 in doubles
Jamie Murray is ready to make his Davis Cup debut after revealing he has been included in Great Britain's squad for April's tie against the Netherlands.

Murray is targeting the doubles after winning two ATP Tour doubles titles in 2007 and climbing to world number 43.

"[Great Britain captain] John Lloyd told me that I will be in the six-man squad," Murray, 21, told BBC Sport.

"It's the best thing to represent my country at the highest level and I'm excited to be part of the team."

Lloyd must name his squad by 27 March and will then choose which combination of players will face the Netherlands when the competition begins in Birmingham on 6 April.

Murray could team up with brother Andy in the doubles as the pair have enjoyed an occasional partnership on the tour.

If the Murrays are selected in the doubles they would become the first British siblings to pair up since John and David Lloyd in 1980.

Wimbledon is not going to happen this year but we may play in the future - I know Andy wants to

Jamie Murray

But with former world number four Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski also in the squad, Jamie Murray says he has no preference who he partners - just as long as he is picked.

"I have been thinking about this and it would be great to play with Andy for my country if I get in the final four," said Murray.

"But I'm sure we'll have a lot of opportunities to do that in the future whereas the chance to play with Tim or Greg doesn't come around too often. I'm in a no-lose situation.

"Tim and Greg have been the top British guys for so many years that the chance to play with them is something I didn't see happening."

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The 21-year-old Scot has forged a successful doubles partnership with American Eric Butorac since the Australian Open, capturing titles in Memphis and San Jose.

Jamie still plans to team up with his younger brother outside of the Davis Cup arena but has ruled out a Murray brothers tilt at the Wimbledon crown - for now.

"Doubles isn't a huge priority for Andy but I'll play with him if he can help me reach a tournament that Eric and I can't get into," said Murray.

"But Wimbledon certainly is not going to happen this year, maybe in a few years' time but not this year.

"The doubles at Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam that is played over five sets so that is difficult for Andy as he has to concentrate on his singles.

"But we might play it at some point - I know Andy wants to."

SEE ALSO
Jamie Murray wins doubles title
12 Feb 07 |  Tennis


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