Andy Murray explains how Great Britain’s Davis Cup team will honour Queen Elizabeth II

Andy Murray pictured with Queen Elizabeth II at Wimbledon in 2010 (Picture: Getty) Great Britain’s Davis Cup team will honour Queen Elizabeth II in Glasgow this week following her death on Thursday, Andy Murray has revealed. The British monarch died peacefully at the age of 96 in Balmoral, ending a reign of more than 70 years. Murray, a two-time Wimbledon champion, was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to tennis. The 35-year-old then received a knighthood in 2016, becoming Sir Andy Murray, after winning Olympic gold medals for Great Britain in London and Rio. Murray, who also helped Great Britain lift the Davis Cup in 2015, will represent the country once again at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow this week as the team prepare to face the USA in the group stages of the tournament on Wednesday. ‘It’s obviously been a very sad week with the news about the Queen passing away, but I think here will be a chance for everyone to show how much she meant to everyone,’ Murray told Sky Sports. ‘I’m sure there’ll be songs sung and a minute’s silence observed. Andy Murray looks forward to honouring The Queen’s life at the Davis Cup this week in Glasgow. pic.twitter.com/yrk3wpuqNd— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) September 12, 2022 ‘She obviously had an amazing life and I think here, these few days when GB are competing, will be a chance to celebrate her and everything that she did. ‘I was very fortunate to get the opportunity to play in front of her and compete at Wimbledon when she came along to watch which was a really nice memory for me.’ Murray joins a strong Davis Cup team which also features British No.1 Cameron Norrie, British No.2 Dan Evans and world doubles No.1 Joe Salisbury. Sir Andy Murray receives his Knighthood from The Prince of Wales at today’s #Investiture Ceremony at Buckingham Palace 🎾 pic.twitter.com/TJvnbnpVNU— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 16, 2019 ‘It’s an opportunity for us to use all of the players in the team,’ Murray added. ‘It’s pretty exciting. Queen Elizabeth II dead: Latest updates Queen Elizabeth dead at the age of 96 after 70-year rule of UK What happens next following the death of the Queen? Was the Queen the longest serving monarch in the world? RIP Ma'am: Your heartfelt messages to her Majesty The Queen Nationwide minute's silence for The Queen at 8pm on Sunday Follow Metro.co.uk's live blog for the latest updates, and sign Metro.co.uk's book of condolence to Her Majesty here. ‘It’s a bit different [this time]. Obviously we have a very strong team, a lot of depth, which hasn’t always been the case over the last 20 years or so. ‘Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski originally would play pretty much all of the matches together. Then I played the bulk of the singles and doubles matches for a period of time. ‘It’s obviously great to be playing back in the Davis Cup, representing Great Britain again, I’ve always loved doing it, especially here at the Emirates.’ MORE : England’s cricketers belt out historic rendition of God Save the King MORE : Jurgen Klopp urges Liverpool fans not to ruin minute's silence for late Queen For more stories like this, check our sport page. Follow Metro Sport for the latest news on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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