Great Britain is searching for a new team captain for the ATP Cup in January after Tim Henman said he would not be taking on the role.

Henman captained the team earlier this year in Australia but quarantine issues around COVID-19 restrictions have led him to withdraw.

“The quarantine issues would be me being away from home for too long and that doesn’t appeal anymore,” Henman said.

“Certainly if things do get back to normal the following year, if asked, I would definitely consider being involved again because it was a great event. I really enjoyed being on court with the players. It was something I’ve not done before but, yeah, it was a lot of fun.”

Tennis Australia chief Craig Tiley has said the format of the event could be changed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We’re getting to crunch time now,” he told Australian media.

“We need commitments from the governments and the health officers. We need to kind of know in the next two weeks, maybe a month, that this is what can happen: borders are going to open and then we can have a multi-city event.”

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