18 - 24 November 2019

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Davis Cup – 18 - 24 November 2019

Davis Cup preview: British stars gather in Glasgow for historic play-off

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  • 13/09/2018

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The players are prepped, the fans are pumped and the stage is set for Great Britain’s World Group play-off against Uzbekistan.

Led by Captain Leon Smith, the team have been on the road for two years so will be ready for the electric atmosphere which is set to unfold at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena this weekend!

Cameron Norrie, Dan Evans, Jay Clarke, Jamie Murray and Dom Inglot will be flying the flag for the Brits, whilst Uzbekistan will be represented by Denis Istomin, Jurabek Karimov, Khumoyun Sultanov, Sanjar Fayziev, Farrukh Dustov. 

Following the recent announcement of next year’s Davis Cup reform, a win for the home nation would guarantee seeding in February’s qualifying round. This will see 24 teams compete in home and away matches, in attempt to qualify for a new week-long season finale in November.

The upcoming play-off, which will be opened by Evans taking on Istomin, will mark the first meeting between the two teams in Davis Cup history.

Back the Brits!

Secure your seat courtside for Great Britain's World Group play-off at the Emirates Arena, 14-16 September. Single and three-day tickets are available from £37.

If you can’t make it to Glasgow, you can follow all of the action live via the official British Tennis Facebook page

Friday 14

  • Live coverage from 13:00

Saturday 15

  • Live coverage from 14:00

Sunday 16

  • Live coverage from 12:00

The singles matches will also be available on the BBC Red Button and the doubles rubber will be broadcast on the BBC Sport website.

Check out daily round-ups on the British Tennis website and discover behind-the-scenes footage on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

Last time out: Spain 3-1 Great Britain

Bidding to reach their fifth consecutive World Group quarter-final, Great Britain travelled to Puente Romano Tennis Club in Marbella to take on a strong Spanish team.

Davis Cup debutant Liam Broady was first up and put on a gutsy performance against world No.21 Albert Ramos-Vinolas before falling 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(6). 

It was then up to Norrie to put Britain on the scoreboard, but after world No.23 Roberto Bautista Agut took a two-set lead, it wasn’t looking too bright. However, the rising star proved his resilience and went on to record one of the most impressive Davis Cup wins on debut with a 4-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 victory.  

Pablo Carreno Busta and Feliciano Lopez proved flawless in Saturday’s crucial doubles rubber and defeated Jamie Murray and Dom Inglot  6-4, 6-4, 7-6(4) victory to take a 2-1 lead.

Sunday saw Norrie fall to Ramos-Vinolas in a tight four-setter, consequently drawing the tie to a close with a 3-1 victory for Spain.

Venue guide: The Emirates Arena

  • Where? Glasgow
  • Capacity? 8,000
  • Built? 2012
  • Surface? Indoor hard court
  • First held a tie? March 2015 v USA
  • Last held a tie? September 2016 v Argentina

Fun facts

  • This weekend’s play-off marks Great Britain’s 250th Davis Cup tie
  • The team last found themselves in a World Group play-off in 2013. By defeating Croatia in Umag, they returned to the World Group for the first time since 2008
  • In 2015, Great Britain ended a 79-year wait to become Davis Cup champions for a tenth time – tied in third place with France for the most Davis Cup titles (after USA and Australia)

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