Jamie Murray has reminded the Lawn Tennis Association that Scotland is a”nation, not a county” as he called for greater funding for the match at his homeland.
Tennis Scotland is known to get about #700,000 from the LTA each calendar year, roughly one per cent of the yearly cost of the federation.
The figure was waiting to discover whether or not a bid for greater earnings was successful with a verdict expected .
Murray and brother Andy have 10 Grand Slam titles and two Olympic gold medals between them, as well as claiming all of the points after Britain won the Davis Cup final in 2015.
But the Dunblane doubles specialist does not think enough has been done to capitalise on their success.
The 33-year-old, who is competing at the Murray Trophy Challenger Tour event in Glasgow this week, also advised STV:”Things might have been better over the last ten years to make the most of what certainly Andy continues to be achieving.
“Up here Scotland are trying their best to take things forward.
“You have got to be patient without preparation, certainly for some of those indoor centers they would like to get over the line to get built, which requires time.
“We have not always had the very best deal in the money which the LTA gets and the way in which they hand that out to Scotland.”
Asked whether Scotland deserved more, Murray explained:”I think so. Surely from what we’ve achieved over the past decades, moving back to our times of enjoying.
“If you think about the Scottish players who have represented us at the Davis Cup and won twists, I would say they do. We are a state after all, not a county.
“Additionally, we need to make sure up here we have a suitable strategy in place that is going to appeal to the LTA, should we really do give you that money it’s going to be well spent.”
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