The Davis Cup World Group draws have been revealed and Great Britain is scheduled to play USA in the opening round away from home. This is not an easy draw by any means for GB, but, their skipper Leon Smith is confident that his team is good enough to beat America on its home soil.

This will be the first occasion in the last 5 years that GB will be playing in the World Group matches.

Talking to the reporters yesterday, Smith said, “It’s not the easiest of draws for sure, but, I think USA will be a bit concerned too.”

“With Andy and a couple of quality doubles players being there, we have got a strong squad. James and Dan have improved too in the last few months. So, there is no reason why we can’t beat them in their own backyard.”

“We have got full faith in our abilities and we will enter the tie with the belief that we can pull it off.”

The last time that USA and Great Britain had taken on each other in the Davis Cup was 14 years back in 1999. It was a thrilling clash. USA went up by 2-0 first and they were looking like winning it easily. But, then, GB bounced back with a couple of victories to bring it all down to the last reverse singles match which got decided in the 5th set and it was the American player Jim Courier who sealed it to give his nation the winning lead.

When asked about that clash, Smith said, “There was a lot of drama in that tie. Unfortunately, we ended up on the wrong side, but, that’s history. Hopefully, the outcome will be in our favour this time around.”