Great Britain face the USA in the elite World Group first round this weekend.
The last meeting of the nations was back in 2014 in San Diego, when Murray led Team GB to victory. This time around he plays on his own turf in Glasgow, making the event especially momentous. “It’s the biggest home tie that I’ve played,” said Murray. “Because tickets sold out quickly, it shows there’s a passion here for sport.”
The Davis Cup is played over three days (this year, the 6th – 8th March), consisting of two single matches on Friday, doubles on Saturday, and reverse singles on the final day. It’s Britain’s first home tie for 13 years, and the first against the US since Birmingham 1999, and with a capacity crowd of 7,700 in the Emirates Arena, each day is set to buzz with excitement and big expectations.
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