Great Britain in Davis Cup driving seat

Great Britain took a 2-1 lead over Belgium in the Davis Cup final on Saturday when brothers Andy and Jamie Murray defeated Steve Darcis and David Goffin in the doubles rubber.

The teams had been level at 1-1, after Goffin fought back from two sets down to beat Kyle Edmund 3-6, 1-6, 6-2, 6-1, 6-0 and Andy Murray beat Ruben Bemelmans 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 in Friday’s singles rubbers.

Murray was unable to claim another straight-sets win on Saturday, but helped Britain to a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory.

"We just needed to find a way to win more points on Jamie's return side. We got more aggressive and started to turn it around. It was a great tactical mix-up,” the more well known of the brothers told BBC.

Murray will face David Goffin and Edmund will take on Bemelmans in the two final rubbers of the tournament on Sunday.

He is widely expected to win, and will ensure victory for Britain – regardless of Edmund’s result – if he does.

The Scot said he would prepare for the match against Goffin as if it were any other, despite what is at stake.

“He is a world-class player with the crowd behind him it will be a difficult match,” he said.

“We have two chances to try and win it tomorrow and if you have offered us that at the start we would have taken it."

Britain has won the Davis Cup nine times in the history of the tournament, but have not tasted victory since 1936.

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