Davis Cup: Great Britain avoid Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer with draw away to Croatia
With Andy Murray having pledged to make himself available, it is one they will be confident of winning
Wednesday 10 April 2013
Great Britain have been drawn away to Croatia in the Davis Cup World Group play-offs in September. Leon Smith's side set up the opportunity to return to the top level of the competition for the first time since 2008 with a remarkable 3-2 victory over Russia in Coventry last weekend.
The draw ends a run of seven consecutive ties at home but with Andy Murray having pledged to make himself available, it is one they will be confident of winning. Murray has not played in the cup since a win over Hungary in September 2011 that saw Britain promoted back to Europe/Africa Zone Group I.
Smith said: "Obviously Croatia is a tough draw. In Marin Cilic they have an extremely strong No 1 who is currently ranked 11 in the world. But, as we saw last weekend, anything is possible in Davis Cup."
Great Britain could have been drawn against Spain or Switzerland which would have meant ties against Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer.
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