Britain names Davis Cup team for final against Belgium

LONDON (AP) Andy Murray heads the five-man British team for next week's Davis Cup final against Belgium.

Murray is joined by brother Jamie, James Ward, Kyle Edmund and Dominic Inglot in an unchanged side to the team that beat Australia in the semifinals.

''To represent your country at the Davis Cup final is a huge honor and will be a new experience for me and all of the team,'' Murray said. ''I'm really excited about the tie in Belgium. They have some very talented players who will make this a tough contest.''

The best-of-five series will be played from Nov. 27-29 at the Flanders Expo indoor clay court in Ghent. Britain is playing in its first Davis Cup final in 37 years and is aiming to win its first title since 1936.

Britain has defeated Australia, France and the United States on the way to the final.

''The team has had some incredible results this year, and we know that off the back of defeating the three other grand slam nations we carry great momentum going into the final,'' captain Leon Smith said.

Changes to the lineup can be made up to an hour before next Thursday's draw, but Aljaz Bedene cannot be brought in.

The 45th-ranked Bedene, who has played two Davis Cup ties for Slovenia, gained British citizenship in March and appealed to be allowed to play for Britain in the competition. But the International Tennis Federation said Tuesday that a decision was adjourned until March.

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