Glasgow selected for Davis Cup tie

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Glasgow will host Great Britain’s World Group Davis Cup play-off tie with Uzbekistan in September

Leon Smith will hope that returning to a familiar venue - the atmospheric Emirates Arena - will help fire his side to a much-needed victory and ensure relegation to the second tier is avoided.

The Emirates Arena, an 8,000-seater stadium in the east of the city, has become the adopted home for Great Britain in recent years. The venue hosted Andy Murray and friends for their memorable clashes with the USA and Australia during an historic 2015 campaign.

The Arena was also used when Argentina, led by an irresistible Juan Martin del Potro, defeated Great Britain en route to the title in 2016.

Smith, the British captain, will be hopeful of calling upon the services of Murray. The three-time Grand Slam champion is due to make his long-awaited return from hip surgery in June.

Kyle Edmund, who has led the team in Murray’s absence, should be involved and Dan Evans may also be an option - if he can recapture the form he showed prior to his doping ban.

Cameron Norrie, who impressed during Great Britain’s Davis Cup loss to Spain in February and is on the brink of cracking the Top 100, is also a selection option.

The tie will be held between September 14-16.

Posted by: tennishead magazine

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