Andy Murray thinks it will be hard this weekend for Great Britain to repeat last year’s victory against the USA in the Davis Cup.
World number five Murray cannot wait to take on the Americans in Glasgow, where he predicts there will be a great atmosphere.
Last year, Murray helped Great Britain beat the USA 3-1 on clay in San Diego as they secured a place in the quarter-finals of the Davis Cup for the first time in 28 years.
However, the 27-year-old believes it will be difficult to repeat that feat on the indoor hard courts in Scotland.
Murray said: “It should be a great atmosphere. It helps that we won last year. I know John Isner wasn’t able to play last time and also the tie was on clay. I did say at the time, I thought it was a strange surface choice, which I thought favoured us, really.
“Obviously an indoor hard court is a quite neutral surface for everyone. It will be tough for us to win if they are all fit and well, but it’s possible.”
If Great Britain can emerge victorious against the Americans again it will set up a last-eight encounter with either France or Germany in July.
After beating the USA last year, Great Britain were edged out 3-2 by Italy in the World Cup quarter-finals.
Great Britain are 34.00 to win this year’s Davis Cup while Serbia can be backed at 3.50.
In 2014, Switzerland won the Davis Cup for the first time in their history when they beat France in the final.