By Mike Dickson for the Daily Mail
Published: 22:41 GMT, 8 January 2020 | Updated: 23:45 GMT, 8 January 2020
Tim Henman has admitted he always feared he would be unable to call upon Andy Murray for the ATP Cup.
The Great Britain captain, whose side were taking on Australia in the quarter-final in the early hours of Thursday morning UK time, revealed he was informed on Christmas Eve that Murray would not be travelling to Australia, four days before it was publicly announced.
The 32-year-old Scot is due to come back at the ATP Tour event in Montpellier on February 3, provided he has sufficiently recovered from bruising in his pelvic area that first became apparent at the Davis Cup finals in late November.
Tim Henman says he knew Andy Murray was likely to miss ATP Cup over bruised pelvic injury
Henman has backed Murray's decision to sit out the event and take a long term view of fitness
The Great Britain captain watched Dan Evans beat Radu Albot 6-2 6-2 on Tuesdaysonos sonos One (Gen 2) - Voice Controlled Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa Built-in - Black read more