The Davis Cup begins

One of the oldest rivalries in tennis will be renewed when Great Britain meet Australia at the Emirates Arena in the Davis Cup semi-final tie from today until Sunday. The sporting clash is supported by EventScotland and is the first semi-final for GB and Australia since 1981 and 2006 respectively and the 12th time the two sides have met in the tournament.

Australia leads the head-to-head 8-4 and the last time GB defeated Australia was at Crystal Palace, London in 1978.

Today will see former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray Thanasi Kokkinakis in Friday's opening singles at 13:00 BST, followed by world number 300 Dan Evans against Bernard Tomic.

GB captain Leon Smith also named Jamie Murray and Dom Inglot for Saturday's doubles, although nominations can change up to an hour before play, so Andy Murray could yet feature.

Britain is trying to reach their first Davis Cup final since 1978.

The best-of-five tie opens with two singles matches on Friday, followed by the doubles match on Saturday and the reverse singles on Sunday. The line-up for the weekend’s sporting action currently stands as:

Andy Murray v Thanasi Kokkinakis (13:00 BST)
Dan Evans v Bernard Tomic

Dom Inglot & Jamie Murray v Lleyton Hewitt & Samuel Groth

Andy Murray v Bernard Tomic
Dan Evans v Thanasi Kokkinakis

The winners will play either Argentina or Belgium in the final. 

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