Davis Cup: Glasgow confirmed as venue for Great Britain’s World Group play-off | LTA

Davis Cup: Glasgow confirmed as venue for Great Britain’s World Group play-off

08/05/2018

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Leon Smith in Marbella

Glasgow’s Emirates Arena will play host to Great Britain’s Davis Cup World Group play-off against Uzbekistan, September 14 - 16.

The venue is no stranger to Davis Cup ties, having previously hosted the team’s 2016 semi-final against Argentina, as well as their opening round tie against America and semi-final with Australia en route to becoming Davis Cup champions in 2015.

The play-off will mark the team’s first Davis Cup home tie since 2016, after travelling to Canada and France in 2017 and most recently Spain for their 2018 opening round clash.

After a narrow 3-1 defeat to the Spaniards, Leon Smith’s team will be fighting to secure their status as a World Group nation. The team have been in the World Group since 2014 after they defeated Croatia 4-1 in the same World Group play-offs in 2013. The result returned them to the elite tier for the first time since 2007, and they have continued to enjoy Davis Cup success – most notably in 2015 when they ended a 79-year wait to win the competition.

The Brits and Uzbeks haven't met before in Davis Cup history, however hopes will be high for the hosts with home advantage on their side.  

Venue guide

  • Where? Emirates Arena, Glasgow
  • Capacity? 8,000
  • Built? 2012
  • Surface? Indoor hard court

Quote from the captain

Great Britain's Davis Cup captain Leon Smith said: "We are delighted to be going back to Emirates Arena in September. It feels like our team’s home away from home at this stage with the amazing staging and support we have received there over the years.

"The GB Davis Cup fans are second to none and will play a vital role in helping our players over the line that weekend in what will be a critical tie to maintain our position in the World Group."

Ticket information will follow in the coming weeks. British Tennis Team Members are first in line for tickets for the Davis Cup. Find out how you can join the Team here and benefit from all that British Tennis Membership has to offer.

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