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GB Davis Cup tie returns to Braehead Arena in Glasgow

Andy Murray
The Davis Cup was last played in Scotland two years ago

By Kheredine Idessane

Andy Murray could play on home soil with Great Britain's next Davis Cup tie against Luxembourg from 8-10 July to be staged at Glasgow's Braehead Arena.

The venue, on the border between Glasgow and Renfrew, last hosted a tie in 2009 when GB lost to Ukraine.

The tie, which takes place the weekend after Wimbledon, should also see Murray's brother Jamie partner fellow Scot Colin Fleming in the doubles.

British number two James Ward is likely to fill the other singles spot.

Scotland's Jamie Baker could also be in the squad as first reserve.

Murray was not available for the Ukraine tie at Braehead two years ago because of injury and has elected not to play in the last two Davis Cup ties.

Britain won both those - in Europe/Africa Zone Group II - against Turkey in Eastbourne, and Tunisia in Bolton, without him.

Stirling University, where both Murray brothers and Fleming trained and played as youngsters, was ruled out as a potential venue because the roof was too low.

Speaking on 12 March, Andy Murray said he hoped for a venue that would maximise support for the British team.

"Too often, it's just been the most convenient venue," said Murray. "But, if they pick the right venue and get a full, passionate crowd, I don't mind where it is.

"I think they should just make sure it's in a place where tennis is in a high demand, because it's going to be a tough match."

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