Teams were announced for next weekend’s Davis Cup final between Belgium and Great Britain in Ghent. The host Belgians will turn to David Goffin and Steve Darcis in singles while the Brits will counter with Andy Murray and 19-year-old Kyle Edmund who will make his Davis Cup debut with everything on the line.
Edmund is ranked No. 99 well behind Aljaz Bedene at No. 45. But the ITF announced today that they still haven’t granted the former German Bedene clearance to play for Great Britain. That decision will come next March.
The official draw takes place next Thursday. Matches begin on November 27.
“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,” Murray said. “I’m really excited about the tie in Belgium, they have some very talented players who will make this a tough contest. We have had amazing support from our fans in the previous ties and I know the ones travelling for the final will play their part.”
This is the first time that Great Britain has reached the final of the Davis Cup in 37 years, having last lifted the trophy in 1936. Belgium has never won the Davis Cup. This is their first final since 1904.
Captain: Johan van Herck
Captain: Leon Smith
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