Davis Cup: Great Britain to face US at San Diego's Petco Park

Great Britain celebrate Davis Cup victory

Great Britain's Davis Cup World Group tie with the United States will be played in San Diego on a clay court.

Petco Park - the home of baseball's San Diego Padres - has been selected to host the tie which takes place between 31 January and 2 February 2014.

It is the first Davis Cup tie in an open-air US baseball stadium, and the first US home tie on clay since 1992.

"Our squad is ready to go up against a tough adversary in the British squad," said US Davis Cup captain Jim Courier.

Britain returned to the tennis elite after an Andy Murray-inspired win over Croatia in September.

Wimbledon champion Murray, 26, has begun rehabilitation work following an operation on his back in the same month.

The Scot revealed after the win over Croatia that he hoped to be involved in the World Group match if he is "fit and healthy".

"Andy Murray is one of the strongest players in the sport and we expect our home crowd to come out and support us in what will be a thrilling Davis Cup tie," added Courier.

The matches will be played on a temporary clay court in an area that will seat around 8,000 people.

The last time Britain played at this level they lost 4-1 to Argentina.

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