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Andy Murray confident of historic Davis Cup success

Andy Murray says he is confident Britain can win the Davis Cup as he and brother Jamie prepare to play their part in a doubles contest against Belgium on Saturday.

Murray is confident of helping Britain to a first Davis Cup win since the 1930s. Credit: Reuters

With the score currently tied at 1-1, the pair will be hot favourites to give Britain the lead in Ghent on Saturday.

Should they do so, victory for the British number one over Belgium's top seed David Goffin on Sunday would hand Britain its first Davis Cup title since 1936.

Speaking before taking to the court with his brother, Murray said: "I believe in myself. I believe in me and Jamie as a doubles team, as well.

"But it's obviously going to be tough. Goffin's a top-quality player when he plays well. I'm aware that will be a very tough match to win. In the doubles, Davis Cup is always tough, never easy, just because of the way doubles is played."

The British team were almost handed an unexpected boost on Friday when debutant Kyle Edmund took a two set lead in his tie against Goffin - but the Belgian came back to secure victory.

Murray's three-set win over Ruben Bemelmans meant the scores were tied going in to the second day.


Weather: Cold with strong winds across the country

Highs of 10C in the south.

It will be a fine but cold start across eastern areas. Elsewhere, showery rain will spread east, turning heavy in places with snow across Scottish mountains.

Winds will be strong across all areas throughout the day with local gales and severe gales in westerly exposure.

The strong winds will make it feel cold, especially in the north and west.

Top temperature 10C (50F).

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