Great Britain will compete in January’s inaugural ATP Cup following ’s late decision to enter.

Britain may not have qualified for the 24-team event had Murray not entered under his protected world ranking of two.

, and are also in the field for the new tournament, which will be played across three n cities.

The draw takes place at the Sydney Opera House on Monday.

Three-time Grand Slam champion Murray said in January that he planned to retire after this year’s Wimbledon after struggling to recover from hip surgery.

The Scot went on to return to the court in time to feature at Wimbledon, where he eventually played mixed doubles with .

Murray missed out on returning for the , choosing to play in the Winston-Salem Open instead, where he lost to Tennys Sandgren in the first round.

The ATP Cup, which carries 750 ranking points, is separate from the Davis Cup but could amalgamate with that tournament after it is revamped, according to International Federation president .