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Scotland to host GB Davis Cup Tie

Duncan
11-24-2005, 11:56 AM
Glasgow's Braehead Arena has been chosen as the venue for Great Britain's Davis Cup tie against Serbia & Montenegro or Israel in April.
The last time Great Britain played a tie in Scotland was in 1970 when they faced Austria in Edinburgh.

The GB squad has a number of Scottish players, including Andy Murray.

Team captain Jeremy Bates said: "We are delighted to finally have a home tie and the team are looking forward to playing in Scotland."

The second-round Euro-African Zone Group One tie will be the first in Britain since September 2002 when Great Britain defeated Thailand.

Serbia & Montenegro, who also have a rising star in 18-year-old Novak Djokovic, are the likely opponents as they are expected to beat Israel.

"This is going to be a tough tie," added Bates, "but I'm sure the tremendous support we will get from the crowd will be invaluable.

"It is important that we stage ties at locations throughout Great Britain and this home tie is a fantastic opportunity to reach out and inspire a new generation of British players."

Murray, who is playing for a Scotland team against England this weekend in Aberdeen, is relishing the prospect of another appearance in his home country.

He said: "It is great for Scotland that for the first time in over 30 years a Davis Cup tie is being held there.

"I am sure the Scottish crowd will get behind the team and create a fantastic atmosphere."

woooooooooooooooooooo

Nae Backhand
11-24-2005, 07:22 PM
Woo-hoo. About time it was up here too :)

Aleksa's Laydee
11-25-2005, 07:28 PM
Nooooooooooooooooooo

But its a weekend away...yay im going...never been to Scotland before :D

VamosRafael
11-27-2005, 01:49 PM
im going. Should be awesome. I hope its against Serbia i want to see Novak :)

Duncan
11-27-2005, 11:49 PM
Nooooooooooooooooooo

But its a weekend away...yay im going...never been to Scotland before :D

to be honest Glasgow isn't the best place to go on your first trip to scotland IMO but it's still a good place to visit if you stay out of trouble :p

Nae Backhand
11-29-2005, 07:57 PM
Duncan, how could you say that!!!!!!!!!!

Duncan
11-29-2005, 10:28 PM
Duncan, how could you say that!!!!!!!!!!


i meant every word :p

Aleksa's Laydee
11-30-2005, 02:49 PM
im only gonna go for the tennis so its all good :D

Nae Backhand
11-30-2005, 08:55 PM
i meant every word :p

Shock! Oban boy disses the big smoke :eek:

Duncan
12-01-2005, 10:51 PM
i still love going out there though! lol

Nae Backhand
12-05-2005, 08:47 PM
That was murder getting tickets today. Phone system broke down, website hit a go slow then wouldn't let you select an area. Also, ticketmaster said they didn't have tickets for either end of the court. Anyone else find this? Is the LTA engaged in a wee "snatch some briefs for ourselves" manoeuvre?:(

VamosRafael
12-06-2005, 10:29 AM
I went on the web and got tickets straight away no problems at all.