THERE will be no hesitation in saying Yes to Team GB.

The city that voted for Scottish independence will celebrate a Davis Cup tie against the United States in March that involves a Great Britain team playing at the  elite level of world tennis.

More than 20,000 tickets will go on sale today for the three-day event at Glasgow's Emirates Arena. The advice is to be quick or to be disappointed. The appetite for Team GB in Scotland is voracious.

It is replicated in its playing members. There could be three Scots on the team that plays in the East End in March: Andy and Jamie Murray and Colin Fleming. All supported home rule. All support a Davis Cup team that will include others from these islands and is led by a Scot in Leon Smith.

"There is no agenda to that side of it," says Fleming, a Davis Cup regular who can expect to be the mainstay in the doubles rubber. "Anyone voting in the referendum - whether Yes or No - was doing it with Scotland's best interests at heart. It is only natural if your country is voting on independence to have a feeling about that, a view on that. We are all absolutely so proud of the achievements of the Great British Davis Cup team."

The words are quietly spoken but the sentiment is tenaciously held. Fleming believes in Team GB and hopes there is more success to come with a team that surged back from the depths of the competition format.

Fleming will almost certainly play his next competitive match as a father for the first time. He and his wife, Gemma, are expecting a baby on January 3. He expects to start his season - most probably in tandem with Jonny Marray - at the Australian Open in Melbourne later that month.

But the 30-year-old Scot has almost become the daddy of the Davis Cup team. Andy Murray is the undoubted star but Fleming has been a constant as the team has improved. "My first Davis Cup was in 2006 in Braehead Arena against Serbia. I sort of acted as the water boy but I have been involved since then as a player," says Fleming.

That tie had a stellar cast with Serbia featuring Janko Tipsarevic and Novak Djokovic and Greg Rusedski joining Andy Murray in Team GB. "It was a great first experience," says Fleming who now has a more central role in the team.

"I do not take on extra duties in team meetings but I feel I have built up a very good relationship with Leon Smith and we chat about things before and during the tie. But ultimately I am there as a player and I have to focus on that job. If I am called upon to play then I need to deliver."

This burden can be heavy but its success is crucial to the team's hopes of progress. Andy Murray can be expected to win two singles rubbers against the USA. The doubles match is therefore pivotal. It could also be against the Bryan brothers who won the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London this month.

"It is a really proud moment to represent the nation but it has its effect. My most nervous moments in tennis have been when playing Davis Cup," says Fleming.

"There is an extra edge. You are not just playing for yourself or your partner but for your friends and for the crowd. You do not want to let your team or the support down. That's pressure."

He pointed out that 700 British supporters had travelled to Naples to watch the World Group quarter-finals. "It means a lot to these people and it is all on your shoulders to deliver. It usually brings out the best tennis. I have had some special moments. Winning in America was huge even though I lost my doubles. But as a team that stands out.

"My personal best memories concern doubles wins against Italy and Croatia. I look back on these fondly. These gave me a belief I could handle the pressure cooker atmosphere."

The team dynamic is bolstered by the presence of Murray. He is the genuine superstar in the side but Fleming believes that his friend of almost two decades has not only improved Team GB but the individual members.

"He buys into the team ethos and anyone who knows him will tell you that his commitment is total. It is beneficial just to be around him when he is preparing for matches because we can all learn from that. It is educational to see the way he goes about his business."

Murray, too, makes a point of introducing himself to younger team members and giving advice when asked. "There is no expectation or need for Andy to be interested in our careers. But he is. He is a caring, passionate guy. Kyle Edmund may have been surprised that Andy gave him time and advice but no one who knows him will be. Andy has been through it all and is more than willing to share that experience."

Fleming, of course, has played with his mate in doubles and he has a forthright view on Murray's abilities in the format. His highlights with Murray include having reached an ATP final in 2013 and beating Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli in Naples.

"He is one of the best doubles players in the world. It is that straightforward," says Fleming. "There is no singles player I would to play doubles with over Andy Murray. I include Federer, Djokovic and Nadal in that. Andy knows the art of doubles. He has the best return of serve I have ever played with or against and he has that incredible feel for the game.

"It is difficult in doubles to impose yourself because the points can be short but with Andy every now and again you think your opponent has hit a winner and suddenly a winner comes winging over your shoulder. You look round and see Andy celebrating with the crowd."

Fleming, too, is hoping to interact with those spectators in March. "We know Glasgow has always been a football city but the Commonwealth Games and previous Davis Cup ties show that is a sporting city. It is a passionate place and that is why I believe that ties keep coming back to the city. In Davis Cup, the crowd plays such a big part."

He adds with relish: "This is the top level, the world group. This is a match against the USA at home. This is the best."

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