Andy Murray hails Great Britain victory

Andy Murray Great Britain Davis Cup victory

Share this story

British tennis number one Andy Murray has called on Glasgow to build a grass tennis court in time for the team to face France in the quarter-finals of the Davis Cup.

Murray led Great Britain to a fantastic win over their American rivals at the weekend in front of a partisan crowd in the Emirates Arena, with the two-time Grand Slam champion saying it was the best audience he had ever played in front of.

The Scot sealed the win with a two sets to one victory over the big-serving John Isner meaning the last match between James Ward and Donald Young was a dead rubber.

The win means GB have qualified for the quarter-finals for a second year running and Murray said he would love to return to the city of his birth in July to take on the French – even if it meant installing a purpose-built grass court.

He said: “With a home tie against France in the summer I’d imagine we would try to put that on a grass court.

“I don’t know how many grass courts there are in Glasgow but if you could lay one for the tie, the atmosphere here has made such a difference. I’d love to play here again.

“Grass is a surface I like and I wouldn’t say the French players love it.

“This is one of the most special atmospheres I’ve ever played in so I would like to say a big thank you to all these guys.

“It is up to the LTA to get the best possible venue to give us the best chance of winning. The atmosphere here was the best I’ve played in.”

The victory was the second successive year that GB have overcome the Americans following their victory in San Diego 12 months ago.

Leave a comment