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Murray pulls out of Davis Cup tie vs Lithuania

January 03, 2010 09:01 IST

World number four Andy Murray has withdrawn from Britain's Davis Cup tie against Lithuania in March and will in future discuss his participation with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) before every match.

"We have a talented young players who need Davis Cup experience to help with their career development," Murray was quoted as saying on the BBC website on Saturday.

"I'm happy to step aside for this match and will take decisions on future ties with the LTA. It's important we get back up the groups in the Davis Cup over the next few years."

The 22-year-old Murray hinted after Britain's relegation to Europe/Africa Zone Group II in September following defeat by Poland that it might be time to give other players a chance.

The British number one's decision should give players like Jamie Baker and Dan Evans a chance to play for their country.

"My focus in 2010 is on performing well in the Masters events and improving my record in the grand slams," said Murray. "I'm always

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