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Glasgow to host Davis Cup semifinal between Great Britain and Australia

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Great Britain will host Australia at Glasgow's Emirates Arena in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group semifinals on 18-20 September.

Expected to be led by Scot Andy Murray, the British team will return to Glasgow for the second time in 2015 after beating the United States at the same venue in the first round.

The hosts will lay down an indoor hard court for the tie, which takes place the week following the US Open.

“What a great Tie for the Davis Cup competition,” said Davis Cup captain Wally Masur.

“A semifinal between traditional rivals Australia and Great Britain in Glasgow will have an incredible atmosphere, and I hope the crowd brings their bagpipes!

“Our boys are really fired up and it’s big ties like this, with passionate supporters on both sides, that are the ones you remember as a player for the rest of your life.

“We expect and hope the Brits will be led by Andy Murray, and we look forward to some tough competition. And we’ll do everything we can to win,” Masur continued.

It is the first time Australia and Great Britain have faced off in Davis Cup since 2003, when the Aussies were victorious in a World Group first-round tie on clay in Sydney.

This is Australia's first appearance in the semifinals of the competition since 2006.

The team reached this stage after a come-from-behind victory over Kazakhstan in Darwin in July, a squad featuring Lleyton Hewitt, Sam Groth, Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis.

The team nominations for the Australia v Great Britain semifinal will be announced 10 days out from the tie.