GLASGOW - Andy Murray was on Thursday drawn to face Donald Young in Friday's opening rubber of the Davis Cup World Group first-round tie between Great Britain and the United States.

The world number five will tackle world number 47 Young in the first match of the tie at Glasgow's Emirates Arena, where the 27-year-old Scot can expect boisterous support. The USA's leading player, world number 20 John Isner, then tackles James Ward, before top-ranked doubles pairing Bob and Mike Bryan challenge Murray's brother Jamie and Dominic Inglot in Saturday's doubles.

In the penultimate singles match on Sunday, Andy Murray faces big-serving Isner before the tie closes with a showdown between Ward, the world number 111, and Young. Captained by Jim Courier, the USA are bidding to avenge their 3-1 loss to the British on the San Diego clay at the same stage of last year's tournament. Great Britain, beaten 3-2 by Italy in last season's quarter-finals, trail the USA 11-8 in Davis Cup encounters.