On Monday afternoon, The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) announced that the upcoming Davis Cup World Group tie between Great Britain and the United States will take place on Andy Murray’s home soil in Glasgow.
Great Britain maintained their spot in the World Group when they defeated the American team this season in San Diego with a 3-1 victory in the first round tie. Now in their second year in the World Group, the team will look to once again defeat the US team en route to a quarter-final meeting against either France or Germany.
“We’ve had absolutely brilliant experiences of playing in Glasgow during recent ties and the crowd always creates an unbelievable atmosphere,” Leon Smith, Captain of the Aegon GB Davis Cup Team, said. “It’s going to be a huge deal with Andy heading back to play in Scotland for the first time since he won Wimbledon last year. It will no doubt be an emotional experience for all of us, just like it was when Andy came back to Glasgow and played against Luxembourg in 2011. You could see how much the crowd were desperate to see him play and we’re delighted to now be in a position to bring a World Group tie to a city that has given us so much support over the years.”
Playing on home soil for the first time since 2011, Murray expressed excitement for this opportunity.
“I’m really excited about coming to Glasgow to play in a World Group tie,” Murray said. “It’s going to be a huge week for our team and I’m looking forward to be able to play in front a home crowd. I did play Davis Cup in Glasgow a few years ago where we received incredible support, but this is a World Group tie so it’s a massive deal and we’ll be doing everything we can to get the win.”
The Davis Cup first round tie will take place from March 6-8 March, 2015 at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland.