August 12, 2015 / 5:48 PM / 2 years ago

Glasgow to host Britain's Davis Cup semi-final

Tennis - Great Britain v United States of America - Davis Cup World Group First Round - Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland - 6/3/15 A general view of the match between Great Britain's James Ward and USA's John Isner Action Images via Reuters / Andrew Boyers Livepic /Files

LONDON (Reuters) - Andy Murray believes the unique Glasgow atmosphere can fire Britain to the Davis Cup final after the Scottish city was on Wednesday confirmed as the venue for the semi-final against 28-times champions Australia.

The tie, taking place on Sept. 18-20, will be held indoors at the city's Emirates Arena.

"It's exciting for the team to be going back to Glasgow," Scot Murray, the world number three currently in action in Montreal, said in a statement from British Tennis.

"It's always special to play in front of a home crowd.

"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."

Murray, who can expect deafening support, has a superb record for Britain in Davis Cup singles matches, winning 21 of 23.

The venue was used for the World Group first round tie in March when Britain beat the United States.

Britain are bidding to reach the final for the first time since 1978. They last won the team event in 1936.

The other semi-final is between Belgium and Argentina in Brussels.

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