Glasgow’s sporting calendar has received a boost with the news that the
Davis Cup will be returning to the capital.
The Lawn Tennis Association have announced that The Braehead Arena is set to
host the second successive Great Britain Davis Cup tie, this time against
Andy Murray returned to his homeland to star in Britain’s 4-1 victory over
Luxembourg earlier this month and, after the event was a sell-out, it led
officials to give Glasgow another match.
A lot is riding on GB’s crucial matches against Hungary, which will be
played from September 16-18, as the winners will advance to the
Europe/Africa Zone Group I.
With the match scheduled just one week after the US Open, the Scottish
public may not see Murray in action but, after his convincing and passionate
victory last time around, the British number one may want to perform again
in front of another sell-out crowd.
Tennis betting pundits note how team captain Leon Smith is delighted to be returning to
He said: “The fans at the Braehead Arena gave us such tremendous support for
the win against Luxembourg, so it’s a great way of saying thank you to
Scotland First Minister Alex Sammond is also delighted with the LTA’s
decision to bring Davis Cup tennis back to Glasgow and has praised the
Scottish people for embracing the event.
“This means a top-class tournament will be coming back to a top-class venue,
to play in front of some top-class fans,” he said.
Hungary provides stiffer competition than Luxembourg and, with out without
Murray, Great Britain are certainly going to have a tough match on their
Those looking at tennis betting tips note how victory
for Britain would see not just secure promotion but will see them emerge
from their most embarrassing position in Davis Cup tennis, following their
loss to minnows Lithuania last year.