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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.


Murray: Lloyd criticism feels like 'background music'

Andy Murray has told reporters that recent criticism from David Lloyd was like "background music".

Ahead of this week's Davis Cup final, when Murray will spearhead Great Britain's team against Belgium, Lloyd accused him of not doing enough to promote the growth of tennis in Britain.

Speaking to the press today, Murray hit back at hose claims by describing them "a bit like background music. You know it's there but you're not really listening."


Andy Murray leads Great Britain into Davis Cup final

Andy Murray won all three matches against Australia. Credit: PA

Andy Murray propelled Great Britain into their first Davis Cup final for 37 years with a straight-sets win over Australian number one Bernard Tomic.

Murray produced a 7-5 6-3 6-2 triumph over the world number 23 to send Britain into an unassailable 3-1 lead and ensure they will face Belgium or Argentina in the final on November 27-29 as they seek to win the tournament for the first time since 1936.

Just as he was during Friday's demolition of Thanasi Kokkinakis, Murray was on top form as he treated about 8,000 fans at Glasgow's Emirates Arena to an outstanding array of shots.

The Olympic champion has now helped Britain to their last seven Davis Cup points - along with brother Jamie - to see off the United States, France and now the Australians.

Novak Djokovic announces Davis Cup return

Djokovic picked up the ATP World Tour Finals trophy on Sunday. Credit: PA

Serbia's world number one Novak Djokovic will return to Davis Cup action after a season's absence when he leads his country against Croatia in the first round in March, he said on Wednesday.

"Novak returns to the Serbia Davis Cup team for the first-round tie against Croatia from March 6-8," a statement on his official website read.

Djokovic, who steered Serbia to the 2010 Davis Cup title, skipped the tournament last season after Serbia fell short in the 2013 final against the Czech Republic, losing 3-2 in Belgrade despite Djokovic winning both his singles rubbers.

The 27-year old finished top of the 2014 world rankings after winning the season-ending ATP World Tour Final in London, which Switzerland's world number two Roger Federer forfeited on Sunday due to a back injury.

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