Andy Murray risks never playing in Scotland again after Davis Cup KO

ANDY MURRAY has been forced to miss next week’s Davis Cup match in ­Scotland — and risks never playing in front of his home fans again.

The three-time Slam champ is devastated not to face Uzbekistan in what could be the last time a tie is staged in Glasgow following changes in the tournament format.

 Andy Murray may not be able to play in Scotland again due to changes to the Davis Cup

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Andy Murray may not be able to play in Scotland again due to changes to the Davis Cup
 Murray has always received brilliant support in his home nation but misses this month's tie with injury

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Murray has always received brilliant support in his home nation but misses this month's tie with injury
 He was knocked out of this year's US Open by Fernando Verdasco in the second round

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He was knocked out of this year's US Open by Fernando Verdasco in the second round

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Murray, who had hip surgery in January, is still not fit enough for the September 14 showdown.

GB skipper Leon Smith said: “I know he was really wanting to play some part of this tie but he has gone to do more rehab this week.

“As much as I’m disappointed and I’d love to see him there, it is absolutely the right move. He has to look after his body.”

Murray played an integral part of Britain's Davis Cup victory in 2015, with Glasgow the venue for the victories over the United States and the semi-final against Australia.

 Great Britain have held many recent Davis Cup ties in Glasgow and have always been well backed, especially by Stirling University

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Great Britain have held many recent Davis Cup ties in Glasgow and have always been well backed, especially by Stirling University
 Dan Evans is back into Leon Smith's team after serving his suspension from tennis

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Dan Evans is back into Leon Smith's team after serving his suspension from tennis

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Brit No 1 Kyle Edmund, who has been struggling with illness and fitness issues, also misses out.

But bad boy Dan Evans is back in the squad for the first time since being banned for taking cocaine.

Cameron Norrie retains his place after his remarkable debut against Spain in February.

But the defeat in Marbella means Great Britain are a seeded team in the World Group play-off along with the likes of Australia, Switzerland, Serbia and Canada.

In the build-up to the tie, a new kids day has been planned. LTA chiefs hope up to 3,000 kids will come to the Emirates Arena and take part in a training day.

ANDY MURRAY has been forced to miss next week’s Davis Cup match in ­Scotland — and risks never playing in front of his home fans again.