• Edmund blames cramps for Davis Cup defeat

    Great Britain's Kyle Edmund blamed cramps and a loss in confidence for his Davis Cup defeat to Belgium number one David Goffin on Friday.

  • Goffin fights back to give Belgium lead in Davis Cup final

    By Martyn Herman GHENT, Belgium (Reuters) - David Goffin recovered from a two-set deficit for the first time in his career to give Belgium a 1-0 lead in the Davis Cup final against Britain when he beat debutant Kyle Edmund 3-6 1-6 6-2 6-1 6-0 in Ghent on Friday. Goffin broke serve in the third game…

  • Murray brings Great Britain level in Davis Cup final

    Great Britain number one Andy Murray beat Belgium's Ruben Bemelmans 6-3 6-2 7-5 in Ghent to level the Davis Cup final at 1-1 on day one.

  • History-maker Murray seeking to write new chapter

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Andy Murray has done a diligent job updating the dusty British tennis history books and if all goes to plan another chapter will be written in the Belgium city of Ghent this weekend. The 28-year-old Scot has almost single-handedly taken Britain to the Davis Cup…

  • Tennis-Murray levels Davis final as Goffin survives scare

    (Changes headline tag to UPDATE 2) By Martyn Herman GHENT, Belgium, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Britain's Andy Murray levelled the Davis Cup final at 1-1 with a comfortable defeat of Ruben Bemelmans after David Goffin had escaped from two sets down to give Belgium the lead at the Flanders Expo on Friday.…

  • Britain close to redemption after plumbing depths

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - John Lloyd will be in the commentary box when Britain face Belgium in tomorrow's Davis Cup final, presumably sitting more comfortably than he was five years ago in Vilnius when the country's fortunes were sinking to a new low. "There was one chap who weighed…

  • Andy Murray, David Goffin win at Davis Cup Final

    The overall Davis Cup Final is tied, with Andy Murray and David Goffin each earning a point for their nations.

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  • Davis Cup debut for Edmund, alongside Murray

    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…

  • Melzer out for 9 months after surgery, misses Rio Olympics

    VIENNA (AP) — Jurgen Melzer says he will be out for nine months and miss the 2016 Rio Olympics following surgery on his left shoulder.

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  • Murray rises above the din as tempers fray

    By Martyn Herman GHENT, Belgium (Reuters) - Andy Murray revelled in the soccer-like atmosphere of the Davis Cup final on Friday, after pulling Britain level at 1-1 despite picking up a penalty point for an obscenity. The 28-year-old, together with Britain's captain Leon Smith became embroiled in…

  • Tennis-Lloyd backs Edmund to seize chance in Davis Cup final

    By Martyn Herman GHENT, Belgium, Nov 26 (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…

  • Tennis-Muguruza relishing night matches on grass in Mallorca

    Garbine Muguruza is looking forward to becoming one of the first to play night matches on grass when a new tournament in Mallorca starts in June, the Spanish world number three said on Thursday. The event, to be staged the same week as the Aegon Classic in Birmingham, England, will give players a…

  • Bemelmans ready for daunting task of stopping Murray

    By Martyn Herman GHENT, Belgium (Reuters) - Ruben Bemelmans was handed the unenviable task of trying to stop Andy Murray's bid to win the Davis Cup final for Britain this weekend after being surprisingly picked as Belgium's second singles player. The world number 108 was selected ahead of…

  • Tennis-Edmund to make Davis Cup debut in final, Murray opens against Bemelmans

    GHENT, Belgium, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Unheralded British tennis player Kyle Edmund will make his Davis Cup debut in the final on Friday when he faces David Goffin in the opening rubber of the team contest. The 20-year-old, ranked just 100th in the world, will join an elite group of players --…

  • Murray levels for Britain in Davis Cup final

    Andy Murray pulled Britain level 1-1 with Belgium in the Davis Cup final in Ghent on Friday by defeating Ruben Bemelmans 6-3, 6-2, 7-5. The Belgians had moved ahead earlier in the opener, David Goffin battling back from two sets down to defeat British newcomer Kyle Edmund 3-6, 1-6, 6-2, 6-1, 6-0.…

  • Tennis-Murray levels Davis Cup final as Goffin survives scare

    By Martyn Herman GHENT, Belgium, Nov 27 (Reuters) - A fired-up Andy Murray showed his class to draw Britain level with Belgium on day one of the Davis Cup final after David Goffin's escape act from a two-set deficit had given the hosts the lead in Ghent on Friday. The 28-year-old world number two…

  • Edmund handed Davis Cup debut in final

    Great Britain captain Leon Smith has handed Kyle Edmund his Davis Cup debut in this weekend's final against Belgium.

  • Tennis-The year McEnroe mauled Britain's Davis Cup hopes

    (repeats story from Nov.21 - no changes to text) By Martyn Herman LONDON, Nov 26 (Reuters) - The tennis world was already abuzz with the name John McEnroe well before Britain arrived to play the United States in the 1978 Davis Cup final in the Californian desert. Not only that but McEnroe was drawn…