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Last Updated: Tuesday, 20 November 2007, 17:43 GMT
GB must tackle Argentina on clay
British number one Andy Murray
Britain will rely heavily on 20-year-old Andy Murray
Great Britain will have to overcome Argentina on clay after the hosts confirmed the venue for their Davis Cup World Group clash in February.

The first-round tie will take place at the 15,000-capacity clay-surfaced Parque Roca in Buenos Aires.

Britain are unseeded and face a daunting trip to third seeds Argentina.

John Lloyd's team qualified for the elite World Group for the first time since 2003 with a 4-1 win over Croatia in September.

Britain have not won a World Group tie since Lloyd, Jeremy Bates and Colin Dowdeswell defeated Spain in 1986.

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Following Tim Henman's retirement, Britain will rely heavily on Andy Murray, who is the only player in Lloyd's team ranked in the world's top 100.

Argentina boast 11 top-100 players, including number nine David Nalbandian, number 15 Guillermo Canas, number 20 Juan Ignacio Chela and number 23 Juan Monaco.

The tie will be played on the weekend of 8-10 February.

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