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Glasgow to host Team GB Davis Cup match

The announcement of the tennis event heading to Scotland is great news according to Car Hire Glasgow Airport as it brings more people to the city.

Team GB will play a Davis Cup tie against the United States in Glasgow at the Emirates Arena. The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) announced the upcoming BNP Paribas World Group tie between Great Britain and the US.

Fans will be rushing to get tickets for the event as Andy Murray gets set to play in Scotland for the first time since winning Wimbledon last year. The first round tie will take place from 6th-8th March 2015, with the winners set to face either France or Germany in the quarter-finals.

The Brits upset their American counterparts in San Diego earlier this year, with a 3-1 victory in the first round and will be hoping to replicate that performance on home soil.

Leon Smith, Captain of the Aegon GB Davis Cup Team, said “We’ve had absolutely brilliant experiences of playing in Glasgow during recent ties and the crowd always creates an unbelievable atmosphere. 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.”

The Emirates Arena will see a temporary tennis court built with a 7,100 capacity and the teams will be announced no later than ten days before the start of the tie. The Great Britain versus United States rivalry is the oldest in Davis Cup history, dating back to the very first competition which took place in 1900.

The two nations last played each other on British soil in the 1999 World Group first round, and the USA lead the current head to head by 11-8.

Paul Bush OBE, chief operating officer for EventScotland said “Welcoming the Davis Cup back to Glasgow underlines Scotland’s reputation as a major events destination and adds to our world-class portfolio for 2015, which already includes three World and two European Championships.”