Just one day after his return from the US Open in New York, Stirling University Graduate Colin Fleming chose Bridge of Allan’s clay courts to begin his preparation for the Davis Cup.

Fleming was selected, along with Dunblane’s Andy Murray, in the team to represent Great Britain in the Davis Cup tie against Croatia from 13-15th September 2013.

The Croatians have chosen to play the tie on clay, so Fleming was keen to practice on this surface, having reached the quarter finals on the hardcourts of Flushing Meadow, New York.

Fleming said: “Bridge of Allan was the obvious choice as they have the best clay courts in the area and it’s a lovely club with great facilities.” One of Bridge of Allan’s coaches proved to be the ideal hitting partner for Fleming. Bruno Argudo, the Scottish Universities Champion, grew up on the clay courts of Spain and so was able to give Fleming a good workout on the surface.

The 27-year-old admits he is delighted to see the Wimbledon Champion back in the side and feels his presence might be key to victory.

Fleming added: “It’s great to have Wimbledon Champion, Andy Murray, back in the team again.

“Any team with Andy is a great team and it gives us a fantastic chance to win the tie and move back into the World Group.”