Great news for British tennis fans this week with Great Britain having reached their first Davis Cup Final since 1978. They defeated Australia in Glasgow and face Belgium in the final in November.
They beat Australia in the semi-finals last week and will be looking for their first Davis Cup win since 1936 which was inspired by Fred Perry whilst this time Great Britain had Andy Murray to thank who won both his singles matches and he also partnered his brother to win the doubles. A physically and mentally exhausted world number 3 said he was very proud to have reached the final and Great Britain will be relying on him in November. The big question is whether he plays both sets of singles and the doubles like he did against Australia which will be even tougher in the final as the tie is being played on clay.
In the other semi-final Belgium narrowly defeated Argentina three two after coming back from losing two one. The final will be played in Belgium in Ghent on clay which although favours the Belgium’s; Andy Murray has played some of his best tennis on clay this year. The reason the fixture is in Belgium is because the last time the two countries met it was played in England with Belgium ending up victorious. They have played each other eleven times with Great Britain leading seven four.
The big decision Andy Murray has to make is whether to play in the ATP Finals at the O2 Arena which takes place only a week before the Davis Cup. What adds to the complication is that the O2 is a hard surface and the Davis Cup is being played on clay so it won’t give Murray much time to get used to the surface again. He is also contracted to play in the ATP Finals so he may have to play even if doesn’t want to.
Sadly for any British fans look to get tickets there are only around one thousand available and a ballot is being run for them. If you aren’t lucky enough to go but do fancy seeing some tennis do get in contact as we have packages to the ATP tennis finals, Aegon Championships and Wimbledon