After the drama of their Olympic singles final last month, which Murray won, there were sky-high expectations for this clash
Murray's paternal grandfather, Gordon, died last week, with Jamie Murray set to attend the funeral before playing on Saturday
Ten months after leading Britain to their first Davis Cup triumph for 79 years, the world No 2 is once again spearheading his team’s attempt to defend the title
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Leon Smith, Britain’s captain, believes Serbia's star man could yet change his mind
The Scot has struggled with injury when playing on clay
It has been announced that the quarter-final meeting in July will be on clay, a surface unideal for the world No 1
Bedene has been ruled ineligible to represent Great Britain in the Davis Cup but says he deserves an apology from the ITF
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