Davis Cup Final: Andy Murray has hopes of British tennis nation on his shoulders

Ian Payne

Former Sports Correspondent

Here in Belgium they're billing it as the host nation against Andy Murray and in a way it is.

If Murray was to win both of his singles matches and the doubles with his brother Jamie, Great Britain would win the Davis Cup for the tenth time.

The last however, was way back in 1936 when Fred Perry and Bunny Austin were playing. Since then, Britain has only reached the final once, in 1978, when John Lloyd was part of the team.

Captain Leon Smith (left) leads a team of Andy Murray, Kyle Edmund, James Ward and Jamie Murray in Ghent. Credit: PA Wire

Lloyd is here in Belgium and had told ITV News it is "at least 70/30 Great Britain will win".

Murray is ranked number two in the world, well above any of the Belgian team. The only disadvantage could be that it is Britain's first away fixture in this year's competition.

Great Britain is not a one man team. But almost.