Brothers Andy and Jamie Murray are scheduled to be paired together once again as they take on Kimmer Coppejans and Steve Darcis in the crucial doubles rubber of the 2015 Davis Cup final between Great Britain and Belgium at Flanders Expo in Ghent. The match is currently finely poised at 1-1 after David Goffin battled admirably to beat Kyle Edmund in a five-set thriller and the younger Murray knocked off Ruben Bemelmans in a feisty affair on day one.
Where to watch
The match will be available to watch live on BBC One from 14.05 GMT on Saturday 28 November with live coverage also available through the BBC Sport website.
Although the final pairings will obviously be at the discretion of respective team captains Leon Smith and Johan van Herck, for now it seems likely that it will be the Murrays who are given the responsibility of contesting the doubles rubber for the third tie in succession. Despite concerns over his hectic playing schedule and indeed his involvement across all three days of the Davis Cup weekend, Andy was called upon to partner his brother in both the victory over France and the decisive triumph against Australia in Glasgow.
The duo were successful on both of those occasions, with a four-set defeat of Nicolas Mahut and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga giving Great Britain a pivotal 2-1 quarter-final lead at Queen's Club before a thrilling five-setter saw off the challenge of Sam Groth and Lleyton Hewitt in September and helped lead Clarke's side to their first final since 1978. So confident is the skipper in their abilities that he elected to omit doubles specialist Dom Inglot from his team altogether in favour of two more singles players in the form of Edmund and James Ward.
To the casual tennis observer, world number 84 Darcis is perhaps best-known for his shock victory over Rafael Nadal in the first round at Wimbledon two years ago. An experienced head in the Davis Cup, the 31-year-old has won 17 of his previous 26 singles contests but only once in seven previous doubles affairs. Young Coppejans is more of an unknown quantity, meanwhile, although he was a distinguished junior talent who reached the first round of the 2015 French Open.
Betting odds (William Hill)
- A Murray/J Murray - 1/7
- Darcis/Goffin - 9/2
Head to head: N/A
EDIT - As many expected, Belgium have opted to tinker with their doubles lineup with the match level and Andy Murray set to play first in tomorrow's reverse singles. Darcis maintains his place but Koppejans has been withdrawn and replaced by their highest-ranked player in Goffin.