Tennis Talk: Davis Cup News

2014-daviscup-sandiego-400x300-getty-2British number one and World number three Andy Murray has been named as player one in Great Britain Davis Cup team scheduled to face the United States team in the latest Davis Cup by BNP Paribas tie in Glasgow this weekend. The tie that takes place at the Emirates Arena from 6th-8th March will be Britain’s first World Group contest at home since 1999 and a rematch of last years dramatic fixture against the Americans in San Diego, which the Brits won 3-1 claiming victory against the USA for the first time in seventy-nine years.

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Along with the British number one, captain Leon Smith named Murray’s brother Jamie in the team and that may see a Murray brothers versus world number one doubles pairing twins Bob and Mike Bryan in an all sibling doubles match. James Wards and Dom Inglot will also be playing singles and British number three Kyle Edmund will also travel to Scotland as the reserve player. The US team will be will led by captain Jim Courier, with world number twenty John Isner in the top singles spot along with Donald Young.

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Murray will play in Scotland for the first time since his memorable win at Wimbledon back in 2013 and will be attempting to maintain his record in the Davis Cup, winning 19 of his 21 singles rubbers since his debut in the event against Israel in 2005. The tie will be played over three days, Friday to Sunday in five matches, known as rubbers, the winner being the first to win three rubbers. The competition begins with two singles rubbers on the first day (Friday), a doubles rubber on the second day (Saturday) and finally two singles rubbers on the third day (Sunday). All rubbers are the best out of five sets. If the British team win the fixture this weekend they will face France or Germany in the last eight in the next round.

Photos courtesy of www.lta.org.uk and www.bbc.com/sport/

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