Murray to lead Britain in 1st round of Davis Cup in Glasgow
LONDON (AP) Andy Murray will return to his native Scotland next week to lead Britain against the United States in the first round of the Davis Cup.
Murray and his brother, Jamie, will face the Americans on March 6-8 on an indoor hard court at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow.
James Ward and Dominic Inglot rounded out the team named by captain Leon Smith on Tuesday.
U.S. captain Jim Courier named a team that featured John Isner and Donald Young in singles and brothers Bob and Mike Bryan in the doubles.
The third-ranked Murray returns to play in Scotland for the first time since winning Wimbledon in 2013.
”The tie will be a huge deal for him personally,” Smith said.
Murray led Britain to a 3-1 win over the U.S. in the first round of the World Group last year in San Diego.
Murray could team up in doubles against the Bryan brothers with his own brother, who returns to Davis Cup play for the first time since 2011.
The Bryan brothers, the world’s top-ranked doubles pair, are 22-4 together in Davis Cup play.
The 20th-ranked Isner will be competing in his 10th Davis Cup tie. He was chosen for last year’s matches against Britain but was replaced by Young after spraining his right ankle.
The 45th-ranked Young, who will be making his second appearance in Davis Cup, lost to Murray in last year’s singles.
The U.S. leads 11-8 overall against Britain in the oldest rivalry in Davis Cup history, dating to the first competition in 1900.
The winner in Glasgow will advance to the quarterfinals against either France or Germany.