ATP Cup: Andy Murray uses protected ranking to ensure Great Britain a place

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From Russell Fuller
BBC tennis correspondent
Excellent Britain will compete following Andy Murray decision to go into in the inaugural ATP Cup of January.
Britain may not have qualified for the event had Murray not entered under his world ranking of two.
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and novak Djokovic are also in the area for the new tournament, which is performed across three Australian towns.
The draw takes place at the Sydney Opera House on Monday.
Three-time Grand Slam winner Murray stated in January that he planned to retire later the Wimbledon of this year after fighting to recuperate from hip surgery.
The Scot went on to return to the court in time to attribute in Wimbledon, where he eventually played doubles with Serena Williams.
Murray missed out on coming for the US Open, deciding to play in the Winston-Salem Open in which he lost in the first round to Tennys Sandgren.
The ATP Cup, that carries 750 points, is separate from the Davis Cup but can amalgamate with this championship after it is revamped, in accordance with International Tennis Federation president David Haggerty.
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