Great Britain play Japan in 2016 Davis Cup first round

Andy Murray (centre)
Andy Murray (centre) will be Great Britain's main hope in their 2016 Davis Cup campaign

Davis Cup finalists Great Britain have been drawn against Japan in the first round of the 2016 competition.

Britain will host the tie between 4 and 6 March following a drawing of lots at the official draw in Chile.

Should Britain get through they will play either Serbia or Kazhakstan in the second round.

Britain were top seeds for the draw after being the highest ranked team to reach the final of this year's event. They play Belgium in November.

Switzerland are also in the same half of the draw as Britain, raising the potential for meetings between Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.

Britain have never played Japan, whose highest-ranked player is world number six Kei Nishikori.

Thirty-one year-old Go Soeda is their next best at 115.

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