If Lleyton Hewitt had any doubts about how tough a job Davis Cup captaincy can be they were surely erased on Sunday. Not only did his first match in charge of Australia end in defeat at home to the United States but it also saw his top player, Bernard Tomic, launch into a tirade of criticism of Nick Kyrgios, claiming his absent compatriot had twice missed ties by faking injuries.
The brothers crushed Yoshihito Nishioka and Yasutaka Uchiyama 6-3 6-2 6-4
Day two will begin with a recurring question for Smith
Andy Murray beat Taro Daniel 6-1, 6-3, 6-1
It is Great Britain's first Davis Cup triumph since 1936
Scottish brothers deliver in the doubles, paving way for Andy to complete his country’s first triumph in the historic team competition for 79 years during today’s singles
The setting, a featureless exhibition hall on the edge of Ghent, is surreal but the scenario is as familiar as the snags in a favourite Arran sweater. Once again, a fractured family of home nations turn their lonely eyes to Andy Murray, a political anomaly made flesh.
Andy Murray/Jamie Murray BEAT Steve Darcis/David Goffin
Belgium’s best player admits his team have been fortunate this year
A look ahead to this weekend's Davis Cup final between Great Britain and Belgium
Better qualified coaches could have been Davis Cup captain but it is hard to believe they would have had the same impact. Paul Newman in Ghent charts the rise of Leon Smith and his GB team
British No 1 reveals winning the Davis Cup this week would be culmination of huge team effort
Fred Perry led Great Britain to its last Davis Cup triumph in 1936 but his face did not fit among the tennis elite. Paul Newman tells a remarkable tale.
World Tour Finals exit gives Scot more time to prepare for Davis Cup final – but security fears are growing
World No 99 in contention with James Ward for the second singles slot behind Andy Murray
The unknown factor in the selection equation is Aljaz Bedene