Glasgow, Scotland (SportsNetwork.com) – Scottish hero Andy Murray gave
Great Britain a 1-0 lead over the United States with a victory over Donald
Young in a best-of-five opening-round Davis Cup tie in Glasgow.
The Dunblane, Scotland, native Murray needed four sets to subdue the left-
handed Young, 6-1, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2.
Friday’s second opening singles rubber pits towering American John Isner
against James Ward.
Saturday’s doubles will have the American Bryan brothers, Bob and Mike,
taking on a British duo of Dominic Inglot and Murray’s older brother, Jamie.
Sunday’s reverse singles on the indoor hardcourt at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena
will pit the world No. 5 Murray against the 20th-ranked 6-foot-10 Isner and
the No. 47 Young versus the 111th-ranked Ward.
The two-time Grand Slam champion and 2014 Australian Open runner-up Murray is
now 20-2 in his career Davis Cup singles.
Team USA is captained by former world No. 1 Jim Courier, while Leon Smith
This tie marks a repeat of last year’s first-round clash in San Diego, where
the Murray-led Brits beat the U.S., 3-1.
The U.S. leads the all-time series, 11-8. The Americans own a record 32 Davis
Cup titles, while Britain boasts nine, with its’ last one coming in 1936. The
Americans last hoisted the chalice in 2007.
The Americans and Britain squared off in the first-ever Davis Cup meeting in
The winner in Glasgow will meet the France-Germany victor in a quarterfinal in