British Eurosport will broadcast Great Britain’s Davis Cup tie against Luxembourg as Andy Murray returns to action in the prestigious competition.
Britain’s Europe/Africa Zone Group II second round tie will be played at Braehead Arena, Glasgow from 8th-10th July and will see Andy Murray feature in the team for the first time since Leon Smith was appointed captain in April last year.
British Eurosport 2 will broadcast live coverage of the event, with live online streaming and video on demand of the three-day fixture available via Eurosport Player.
Coverage will be hosted onsite by Eurosport’s regular tennis presenter Rob Curling with former Team GB Davis Cup captain Jeremy Bates providing analysis.
The match with Luxembourg is the second tie to be featured on the channel, following British Eurosport’s coverage of the GB Team’s play-off against Turkey in July 2010.
The winner will meet either Belarus or Hungary in the promotion play-offs in September.
David Kerr, Managing Director, Eurosport UK said: “We are delighted to provide coverage of this GB Davis Cup tie in Scotland.
“With the recent success of British players in the grass-court season and the return of Andy Murray to the Davis Cup fold, we are excited to give UK tennis fans a chance to support the players in this important home tie.”
Previous Davis Cup ties have been screened by the BBC, but they have not shown one since September 2009, due to GB’s relegation further down the rankings, coupled with Andy Murray refusing to play in them.
British Eurosport already broadcasts live coverage from three Grand Slam tournaments, the WTA Tour, selected ATP Events and the pre-Wimbledon grass court events: the AEGON Championships, AEGON Classic and AEGON International.
Davis Cup: Great Britain vs Luxembourg on British Eurosport:
Friday 8 July
1545-2015 LIVE Davis Cup Tennis (singles x 2) – British Eurosport 2
2130-2300 Highlights – British Eurosport
Saturday 8 July
1345-1615 LIVE Davis Cup Tennis (doubles x 1) – British Eurosport 2
1945-2115 Highlights – British Eurosport 2
Sunday 10 July
1930-2100 Davis Cup Tennis (return singles x 2) – British Eurosport 2