Andy & Jamie Murray named in GB Davis Cup team to face US

Andy and Jamie Murray
It is four years since both Murray brothers were named in the Davis Cup team
Davis Cup: Great Britain v USA
Venue: Emirates Arena, Glasgow Dates: 6-8 March Coverage: Live on BBC TV, Radio 5 live sports extra, Red Button, the BBC Sport website, mobile, the BBC Sport app and Connected TV.

Andy Murray could team up with his brother Jamie in the doubles after both were named in Great Britain's Davis Cup team to face the United States.

The tie takes place in Glasgow from 6-8 March and will be Britain's first World Group contest at home since 1999.

The doubles could see the Murrays face another set of brothers in Bob and Mike Bryan, the world number one pairing.

James Ward is in line to take the second singles spot behind Andy Murray, with Dom Inglot making up the team.

British number three Kyle Edmund will travel to Glasgow as the reserve player.

The US will led by captain Jim Courier, with world number 20 John Isner in the number one singles spot and 45th-ranked Donald Young taking the second.

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BBC tennis correspondent Russell Fuller:

"Jamie Murray's fine start to the season made him impossible for Leon Smith to ignore: having the Murray brothers on the other side of the net, and seven thousand home fans in their ear, will give the Bryan brothers plenty to think about. Dom Inglot will deputise for Andy in the unlikely event he doesn't play the doubles, with Kyle Edmund still an option should there be injury concerns about either of the singles players. James Ward's performance in San Diego last year, and his form over the past six months, has firmed up his position as Britain's number two."

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Jamie Murray returns to the British team for the first time since 2011 after a strong start to 2015 that has seen him win the doubles title in Brisbane and reach the final in Rotterdam alongside Australian partner John Peers.

"I'm happy and proud to be back in the Davis Cup team," said Murray, a year older than brother Andy at 29.

"It's been seven years since I last played a World Group match so to be playing at home in Glasgow will make it extra special."

Inglot, ranked 10 places below Jamie Murray at 41 in the doubles standings, offers another option and even the possibility of resting Andy Murray on day two of the tie.

Great BritainUnited States
1: Andy Murray (world number 3)1: John Isner (world number 20)
2: James Ward (108)2: Donald Young (45)
3: Jamie Murray (31, doubles)3: Bob Bryan (1, doubles)
4: Dom Inglot (41, doubles)4: Mike Bryan (1, doubles)
Captain: Leon SmithCaptain: Jim Courier

Ward, 28, has firmly established himself as the number two singles player in Britain at 108 in the world, and the Londoner enjoyed a memorable win over Querrey when GB beat the US in San Diego last year.

"We've been able to choose our strongest possible team, which is of course spearheaded by Andy Murray who is significantly ahead of where he was 12 months ago," said GB captain Leon Smith.

"The tie will be a huge deal for him personally as he returns to play in Scotland for the first time since winning Wimbledon in 2013.

"In James Ward we have somebody who has already proven himself against the US Davis Cup team, and I'd back him again to put in another excellent performance after some consistent recent form has seen him on the verge of cracking the top 100 for the first time.

"I've selected our top two doubles players in Jamie and Dom, and again they've showed real consistency this year to earn their place in the team."

Davis Cup first round 2015
Germany v FranceGreat Britain v USA
Czech Republic v AustraliaKazakhstan v Italy
Argentina v BrazilSerbia v Croatia
Canada v JapanBelgium v Switzerland

BBC coverage

Friday, 6 March: 14:30-21:00, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Saturday, 7 March: 13:00-16:55, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Sunday 8 March: 13:00-20:00, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra; 13:00, BBC Red Button

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