TENNIS: Davis Cup – Great Britain v Hungary on British Eurosport

British Eurosport will broadcast Great Britain’s Davis Cup promotion play-off against Hungary this weekend.

Leon Smith’s team returns to Scotland looking for a fourth consecutive victory in the competition.

The Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group II play-off clash will once again be played at Braehead Arena, Glasgow from 16-18 September and will see the victors promoted to Europe/Africa Group I, just below the top World Group.

British Eurosport will provide exclusive coverage of each day’s action and will show every match live as Hungary face a passionate home crowd.

Andy Murray, fresh from reaching the semi finals at the US Open, is hoping to rejoin the GB Team for this crucial promotion match and will relish another full-house in Glasgow.

He is expected to be joined by Britain’s number two, James Ward, buoyed by his win at the VanOpen Challenger event in Vancouver which saw him break into the world’s top 150 for the first time.

British Eurosport’s daily live coverage begins on Friday with the opening singles rubbers (see schedule below for timings).

Highlights of each day’s play will be shown every night throughout the weekend on British Eurosport.

Live online streaming and video on demand of the three-day fixture will also be available via Eurosport Player.

The coverage will be hosted onsite by Eurosport’s tennis presenter Rob Curling with former Team GB Davis Cup captain Jeremy Bates providing analysis.

Commentary will be provided by the regular Eurosport team of Simon Reed, Chris Bradnam, Frew McMillan and David Felgate.

Hungary, who defeated Belarus 3-2 to advance to the play-off with Great Britain, were victorious when the sides last met in 1993 in Budapest.

The Hungary team for this tie is likely to include Marton Fucsovics, a former Wimbledon junior champion, Komel Bardoczky, Attila Balazs and Adam Kellner.

Great Britain vs Hungary will be the third Davis Cup tie to be featured on the channel, following British Eurosport’s successful coverage of the GB Team’s play-off against Turkey in July 2010 and the 4-1 win over Luxembourg last month.

David Kerr, Managing Director, Eurosport UK said: “Andy Murray’s return to the Davis Cup and to Scotland made the last tie a very emotional occasion.

“The Scottish supporters created a great atmosphere and we’re delighted to be returning to Glasgow to bring our tennis fans coverage of this vital promotion tie.”

British Eurosport’s extensive portfolio of live tennis also includes 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 LIVE: Great Britain v Hungary on British Eurosport

Friday 16 September
2.50pm-7.15pm – Singles x 2 – British Eurosport
 
Saturday 17 September
1.50pm-4.15pm – Doubles – British Eurosport
 
Sunday 18 September
12.50pm-5.15pm – Return Singles x 2 – British Eurosport
 
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