ndy Murray is happy to play the Davis Cup super-sub role ahead of three meetings this week.
Great Britain face the Netherlands in Glasgow from 4pm on Wednesday with a top-50 player in Jack Draper omitted from the squad and another in Murray battling for selection in the singles rubbers.
Cameron Norrie appears to be the focal point of the team in singles with Dan Evans, and Joe Salisbury and Neal Skupski teaming up in doubles just days after their US Open final.
Murray insists that whatever happened in the games against the Netherlands, the United States and Kazakhstan, he was happy to be back in the Davis Cup.
“It’s a slightly different situation than five or 10 years ago when I was playing Davis Cup, but the job remains the same,” he said. “I don’t expect to play. Everyone sitting up there deserves the opportunity to compete and, if I don’t play at all, then I’m confident the players who go up there will. do a great job and win games for us.
“We all want the same goal – the goal is the same for everyone, just try to be the best teammate possible and support everyone. If you get called up, go ahead and do your best and try to get victories.
Murray chose to miss the Davis Cup last year to rest, but he admitted it was a decision he regretted. He said: “I spoke to Leon about it and, if I was able to be selected, I wanted to be part of the team again.”
For his part, Smith said it was a “huge privilege” to have Murray back in his roster and that he remains a “role model” for the rest of the squad, but he was called up this week.