Murray brothers named in GB Davis Cup final team

Andy Murray will lead Britain against Belgium in next week's Davis Cup final.  Picture: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
Andy Murray will lead Britain against Belgium in next week's Davis Cup final. Picture: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
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ANDY Murray will spearhead the five-man British team for next week’s Davis Cup final against Belgium, Britain’s first in 37 years.

Murray is joined by brother Jamie, James Ward, Kyle Edmund and Dominic Inglot in an unchanged side to the team that beat Australia in the semi-finals.

“To represent your country at the Davis Cup final is a huge honour and will be a new experience for me and all of the team,” Andy Murray said. “I’m really excited about the tie in Belgium, they have some very talented players who will make this a tough contest.”

The best-of-five series will be played from 27-29 November at the Flanders Expo indoor clay court in Ghent and Britain is aiming to win their first Davis Cup since 1936, ending a wait of 79 years.

Britain have defeated Australia, France and the United States on the way to the final.

“The team has had some incredible results this year, and we know that off the back of defeating the three other grand slam nations we carry great momentum going into the final,” captain Leon Smith said.

Changes to the line-up can be made up to an hour before next Thursday’s draw, meaning that Aljaz Bedene could be brought in.

The 45th-ranked Bedene has played two Davis Cup ties for Slovenia but gained British citizenship in March. He has appealed to be allowed to play for Britain and could find out the verdict later on Tuesday.