Davis Cup: Glasgow to stage semi-final with Australia

Andy Murray in Davis Cup action at the Emirates Arena
Britain's number one Andy Murray has lost just twice in Davis Cup singles matches

Glasgow's Emirates Arena has been confirmed as the stage for Great Britain's Davis Cup semi-final with Australia from 18-20 September.

Britain beat the United States in Glasgow in March, with the venue capacity expanded to 8,200 seats.

Quarter-final success against France followed at Queen's Club in July and another win would put Britain through to their first final since 1978.

Belgium meet Argentina in the other semi-final.

Andy Murray won both of his singles matches against USA and France and teamed up with brother Jamie for a doubles victory at Queen's.

"It's exciting for the team to be going back to Glasgow," said Britain's number one.

"It's always special to play in front of a home crowd and we are fortunate to have played our last three ties at home.

"We had a unique atmosphere in Glasgow, the crowd was unbelievable. It's going to be a huge week for our team and we'll be doing everything we can to get GB through to the final."

World number three Murray has an outstanding singles record in the Davis Cup, winning 21 of his 23 matches in GB colours.

Last week it was revealed that the Lawn Tennis Association had failed to persuade Florence and the Machine to change the date of their show at the Manchester Arena in their search for a semi-final venue.

The LTA also looked into holding the tie at the Hydro in Glasgow but, again, there was an issue finding space in the venue's calendar.

Glasgow was the host city for wins over Luxembourg and Hungary in 2011, with a success against Slovakia and a loss against Belgium following in 2012.

The teams for the semi-final will be announced no later than 10 days before the start of the tie.