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The 2015 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Final tie will be played on a claycourt at Hall 1 of the Flanders Expo in Ghent, Belgium, a multi-use indoor arena. Hall 1, which is one of eight halls in the Expo, can accommodate up to 13,000 spectators.
Ghent is the perfect choice for the Final. It’s the third largest city in Belgium, and has been host to numerous top international sporting events, including the Gymnastics World Championships in 2013 (also previously in 2001), the arrival of the Tour de France in 2007 and the Tour of Flanders.
Belgium was chosen to host Great Britain in this much-anticipated final event of the Davis Cup 2015, after the country made a stunning comeback victory over Argentina.
The last time the Belgians reached the Final was in 1904, making this a very auspicious event for them. The country has also never won the competition, which is why this is such an important occasion for them. In contrast, Britain has won nine titles, the last of which was in 1936, and also played in the trophy decider in 1978.
The two countries have battled it out in the Davis Cup before: Britain led the head-to-head against Belgium 7-4, but Belgium won their only recent encounter, with a score of 4-1 in Glasgow in 2012. This year, Great Britain will be represented by World Number 3, Andy Murray, who has featured in all but one of the nine rubbers that his country has won to reach the final – against the USA, France and Australia.
David Goffin will represent Belgium; the Top 20 star is the country’s main hope to stop Murray from taking the title. There’s also Steve Darcis, who did well in the semifinal against Argentina. A very experienced player, he may indeed show his mettle in November.
Belgium will have to prove itself, as the country lost its only previous meeting last year at Wimbledon in straight sets. However, the small country is still hoping to win big this November
The Belgians are delighted and surprised to be in the final.“It’s one of the biggest moments of my career, that’s for sure,” Darcis told the press. “If you told me 10 years ago we would play a final in Davis Cup I would not believe [you].”
DAVIS CUP SCHEDULE 2015
Day 1: 1.30pm (12.30pm GMT)
Day 2: 3pm (2pm GMT)
Day 3: 1pm (12pm GMT)