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Murray to open for Britain

2015-03-05 16:09
Andy Murray (AFP)

Glasgow - Andy Murray was on Thursday drawn to face Donald Young in Friday's opening rubber of the Davis Cup World Group first-round tie between Great Britain and the United States.

The world number five will tackle world number 47 Young in the first match of the tie at Glasgow's Emirates Arena, where the 27-year-old Scot can expect boisterous support.

The USA's leading player, world number 20 John Isner, then tackles James Ward, before top-ranked doubles pairing Bob and Mike Bryan challenge Murray's brother Jamie and Dominic Inglot in Saturday's doubles.

In the penultimate singles match on Sunday, Andy Murray faces big-serving Isner before the tie closes with a showdown between Ward, the world number 111, and Young.

While the two teams can still tweak their line-ups, Andy Murray said he was unlikely to team up with Jamie for an all-sibling doubles showdown with the Bryan twins.

"I would say it is unlikely I will play the doubles on Saturday, but if it's required then I obviously know Jamie's game well, and Dom's," he said. "Both of them have started this year very, very well."

Captained by Jim Courier, the USA are bidding to avenge their 3-1 loss to the British on the San Diego clay at the same stage of last year's tournament.

Great Britain, beaten 3-2 by Italy in last season's quarter-finals, trail the USA 11-8 in Davis Cup encounters.

Draw made on Thursday for this weekend's Davis Cup World Group first-round tie between Great Britain and the United States at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow:

Friday (from 15:00 SA time)
Andy Murray (GBR) v Donald Young (USA)
James Ward (GBR) v John Isner (USA)

Saturday (from 15:00)
Dominic Inglot/Jamie Murray (GBR) v Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (USA)

Sunday (from 15:00)
Andy Murray (GBR) v John Isner (USA)
James Ward (GBR) v Donald Young (USA)

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