Davis Cup returns to Glasgow for GB tie against Hungary

Andy Murray
Murray couldn't hide his emotion after sealing victory for Great Britain

Braehead Arena in Glasgow has been chosen as the venue for Great Britain's Davis Cup tie against Hungary in September.

Captain Leon Smith says the decision was inspired by the backing GB received during the win over Luxembourg.

"The fans gave us such tremendous support, so it's a great way of saying thank you to them," he said.

The Europe/Africa Zone Group II third round tie takes place on 16 -18 September.

The winners will be promoted to Group I for next season's event.

"We know Hungary will be tough to beat, but if we get a full house behind us again, there's no reason why we can't make it back up into Group I of the Davis Cup again," Smith added.

Andy Murray beat Gilles Muller to seal victory for Britain against Luxembourg before breaking down in tears.

"(The Scottish crowd) makes a difference," the 24-year-old said after the tie. "It was the first time in a long time that I got the chance to play in Scotland."

The decision to return to Scotland has been welcomed by First Minister Alex Salmond.

"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.

"The packed stands and the outstanding welcome the fans gave the players were influential in securing the return of the Davis Cup in just two months' time."

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