The outstanding British player of the modern era has been the inspiration behind the drive into the Davis Cup final, winning all eight of his rubbers - six singles and two doubles. At the start of the year no-one was betting on Belgium reaching the Davis Cup final for just the second time, 111 years after they first did so. The Belgians will once again enjoy home advantage for the final on a preferred clay surface and with most of the 13,000-crowd cheering them on.
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By Martyn Herman GHENT, Belgium (Reuters) - Throwing in Kyle Edmund for his Davis Cup debut in this weekend's final against Belgium in Ghent is a shrewd move that cranks up the pressure on the hosts, according to Britain's former Davis Cup captain John Lloyd. The 20-year-old world number 100 was given the nod by Britain's captain Leon Smith, ahead of the more experienced James Ward, and will open the tie in the 13,000-seat Flanders Expo against Belgium's top player David Goffin. Goffin, ranked 16, should win comfortably, but Lloyd says Edmund has nothing to lose, especially knowing Britain's number one Andy Murray is favourite to win both his singles.
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Kyle Edmund will make his Davis Cup debut for Britain on Friday when he joins Andy Murray in trying to hand their country its first overall success in the tennis showpiece since 1936. The 20-year-old South African-born player will become just the sixth man in the 115-year history of the competition to make his debut in the final when he plays the opening rubber in Ghent against Belgium's top player, David Goffin. Murray, the world number two and the inspiration behind Britain's march into the Davis Cup final for the first time since 1978, will then take on lowly-ranked Ruben Bemelmans, who will take centre stage after playing provincial club tennis in France last week.
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Player penpics ahead of the 2015 Davis Cup final between Belgium and Britain in Ghent from Friday to Sunday:
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Factfile for the 2015 Davis Cup Final between Belgium and Britain, which will be staged at Ghent from Friday to Sunday:
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Ghent (Belgium), Nov 26 (IANS) Kyle Edmund will become the first player to make his Davis Cup debut in a final since 2003 after being given the nod by Britain captain Leon Smith to take to the court on the opening day against Belgium's David Goffin here on Friday. Not since Spain's Feliciano Lopez 12 years ago as a player experienced his first taste of Davis Cup in the final. World No.2 Andy Murray, on the other hand, will play the second singles against World No.108 Ruben Bemelmans on the clay court of Flanders Expo, announced the International Tennis Federation (ITF) in the draw ceremony here on Thursday.
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The schedule for the Davis Cup final between Belgium and Britain following Thursday's draw in Ghent:
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Belgian number one David Goffin will take on British number two Kyle Edmund in the opening rubber of Friday's Davis Cup final in Ghent. The second rubber of the day sees top British player Andy Murray go up against Ruben Bemelmans. Murray will link up with brother Jamie for Saturday's doubles against Kimmer Coppejans and Steve Darcis.
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- Tennis: Goffin opens against Edmund … AFP - 4 hours ago
Belgian number one David Goffin will take on British number two Kyle Edmund in the opening rubber of Friday's Davis Cup final in Ghent. The second rubber of the day sees top British player Andy Murray go up against Ruben Bemelmans. Murray will link up with brother Jamie for Saturday's doubles against Bemelmans and Steve Darcis.
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Germany's Olympic Sports chief Thursday urged Hamburg voters to support a bid to host the 2024 Games, warning that a no-vote could hurt the future of sports in the country. Alfons Hoermann said securing the population's backing would be "a decisive boost for German sports -- in every way", not to mention the additional spur if Hamburg eventually ends up winning the hosting right for the Summer Olympics. Outlining his vision for the campaign against Budapest, Paris, Los Angeles and Rome for the Games, Hoermann promised to trot out the best of Germany's sporting world in the battle.