Great Britain face Russia in Davis Cup after receiving bye into first round
12:53 GMT, 19 September 2012
Great Britain will play Russia in a Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I promotion clash next April after being handed a bye in the first round of the 2013 competition.
Leon Smith's side were the only one of the seven unseeded nations to be given a first-round bye when the draw was held in London but their reward was a tie against the top seeds.
It will be a seventh straight match at home for Britain, who had won five successive ties to go from the verge of relegation to the lowest tier of Davis Cup to within sight of a return to the World Group before losing to Belgium in April.
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