Davis Cup Finals tournament will be held as planned in Glasgow next week after the LTA gave the green light for the event to go ahead following the death of Queen Elizabeth II… with the hosts among teams in action
- Group stage event to takes place at the Emirates Arena from September 13 to 18
- The British team will wear black armbands or ribbons during the matches
- There will be a minute’s silence and the national anthem will be played
Next week’s Davis Cup Finals tournament in Glasgow will go ahead, the Lawn Tennis Association has confirmed.
The group stage event featuring Great Britain, the United States, the Netherlands and Kazakhstan is taking place at the Emirates Arena from September 13 to 18.
As a mark of respect for the Queen, there will be a minute’s silence at the start of each day’s play, the national anthem will be played and the British team will wear black armbands or ribbons.
Andy Murray will lead Great Britain in next week’s Davis Cup Finals tournament in Glasgow
If the state funeral is scheduled during the event, the tie due to be played that day will be rearranged.
An LTA statement read said: ‘Everyone at the LTA shares the feelings of the nation in expressing deep sadness at the death of Queen Elizabeth II and gratitude for her immense contribution to British life.
‘We believe that sport has an important role to play in bringing the country and communities together, not least in difficult times. It gives us an opportunity to share common experiences, find enjoyment in the performances of players, and creates friendships that can cross boundaries.
‘Therefore, after careful consideration and consultation with stakeholders, and in line with the National Mourning Guidance, the LTA can confirm that the intention is for the Davis Cup Finals Group Stage hosted in Glasgow to proceed.’