Jamie Murray has reminded the Lawn Tennis Association that Scotland is a”nation, not even a county” because he called for greater funding for the match into his homeland.
Tennis Scotland is known to get about #700,000 in the LTA each year, roughly one percent of the yearly expenditure of the federation.
The Scottish figure was waiting to ascertain whether or not a bid for increased income has been effective with a verdict expected next month.
Brother Andy and murray have 10 Grand Slam titles and two Olympic gold medals as well as claiming the points when Britain won the Davis Cup final in 2015.
But the Dunblane doubles expert doesn’t think enough is being done to capitalise on their achievement.
The 33-year-old, who’s competing in the Murray Trophy Challenger Tour event in Glasgow this week, also advised STV:”Things could have been improved over the previous 10 years to get the most out of what certainly Andy continues to be achieving.
“Up here Tennis Scotland are trying their best to take things forward.
“You’ve got to be patient with preparation, certainly for some of those indoor centres they want to get on the line to become constructed, which requires time.
“We haven’t always had the very best price in the cash which the LTA gets and the way in which they hand that out to Scotland.”
Asked whether Scotland deserved more, Murray stated:”I presume so. Surely from what we’ve achieved over the past decades, going back into our junior times of playing.
“If you think about the Scottish players that have represented us at the Davis Cup and won bonds, I’d say that they do. We’re a state after all, a county.
“Also, we need to make sure up here we have a suitable plan in place that’s going to appeal to this LTA, should we do give you that money it is likely to be well invested ”
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