Kyle Edmund vs Ruben Bemelmans
Kyle Edmund could be replaced by James Ward for the final singles rubber on day three Getty

Kyle Edmund is scheduled to face Ruben Bemelmans in the final singles rubber of the 2015 Davis Cup final between Belgium and Great Britain at Flanders Expo in Ghent. But James Ward seems very likely to feature instead, if the match goes ahead as planned.

Where to watch

Edmund vs Bemelmans will take place shortly after Andy Murray's crucial clash with David Goffin, with BBC Two's live coverage of day three beginning at 11:50 GMT on Sunday 29 November. The match can also be accessed via the BBC Sport website.


We should probably mention here that there is a chance this particular match-up will not take place. As well as the possibility that the likes of Ward and Steve Darcis might be selected ahead of Edmund and Bemelmans after not featuring in Friday's opening singles, captains Leon Smith and Johan van Herck will have the option to scrap it altogether if Murray clinches victory for Great Britain against Goffin in at least four sets.

Anything less than three will not affect the schedule, though, while a victory for Belgium's highest-ranked player would render this the deciding contest, following the hosts' defeat in yesterday's doubles.

Making his Davis Cup debut as Smith opted to include an extra singles player at the expense of doubles specialist Dom Inglot, Edmund utilised his devastating forehand stroke to excellent effect as he raced to a shock 2-0 lead over Goffin on day one before falling victim to a dogged fightback. Bemelmans, meanwhile, was evidently outmatched against a far superior Murray yet was certainly not disgraced as he made his opponent battle hard for a straight-sets win.

The inclusion of Ward by Great Britain would make little sense were he not to be nominated for the final rubber, particularly if it proves to be the decider. Although the 28-year-old was left out of the 3-2 victory over Australia in favour of Dan Evans, he has played in 19 previous Davis Cup rubbers including a thrilling five-set win over John Isner in March that helped set Smith's side on their way to a first-round victory over the US. His last involvement in the competition came in the quarter-final with France, where he lost the opening singles rubber to Gilles Simon but was not required to face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on the final day.

Betting odds (William Hill)

  • Edmund: 2/5
  • Bemelmans: 7/4

Head to head: N/A