Tennis: Murray up against Young to kick off Davis Cup tie between Great Britain and US

GLASGOW (AFP) - Andy Murray was on Thursday drawn to face Donald Young in Friday's opening rubber of the Davis Cup World Group first-round tie between Great Britain and the United States.

The world No. 5 will tackle world No. 47 Young in the first match of the tie at Glasgow's Emirates Arena, where the 27-year-old Scot can expect boisterous support.

The US' leading player, world No. 20 John Isner, then tackles James Ward, before top-ranked doubles pairing Bob and Mike Bryan challenge Murray's brother Jamie and Dominic Inglot in Saturday's doubles.

In the penultimate singles match on Sunday, Murray faces big-serving Isner before the tie closes with a showdown between Ward, the world No. 111, and Young.

While the two teams can still tweak their line-ups, Murray said he was unlikely to team up with Jamie for an all-sibling doubles showdown with the Bryan twins.

The US are bidding to avenge their 3-1 defeat to the British on the San Diego clay at the same stage of last year's tournament.

Great Britain, beaten 3-2 by Italy in last season's quarter-finals, trail the US 11-8 in Davis Cup encounters.

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