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  1. Britain and Belgium tied at 1-1 after first day
  2. Andy Murray beat Ruben Bemelmans 6-3 6-2 7-5
  3. David Goffin beat Kyle Edmund 3-6 1-6 6-2 6-1 6-0
  4. Final in Ghent is best-of-five over three days
  5. GB seeking to win cup for first time since 1936

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By Andy Cryer and Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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Piers Newbery

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Most people expected day one to end with the score 1-1, albeit possibly not in the manner it did, but as with most of Britain's ties it comes down to winning the doubles. 

The Murray brothers have seen off France's Tsonga and Mahut, and Australia's Hewitt and Groth, in the last two ties and in theory should not be threatened by any combination the Belgians come up with. 

It's pretty certain that Darcis will play, and every chance that Goffin will join him.

That is it from us for tonight.

Thanks for your company and see you tomorrow.

It's going to be a thriller.

On to tomorrow.

Andy Murray and brother Jamie face Belgium in the doubles. The hosts have provisionally named Kimmer Coppejans and Steve Darcis - but this could change.

You can follow the action on BBC One and BBC Radio 5 sports extra from 14:05 GMT.

Murray hits back

The tie is level going into tomorrow's doubles though as British number one ad world number two Andy Murray beat Belgium's Ruben Bemelmans in straight sets.

Things couldn't be tighter.

So close for Edmund

It could have been even better for Great Britain this evening. 

Davis Cup debutant Kyle Edmund looked like he was about to stun David Goffin in the opening match as he raced into a deserved 2-0 lead.

The Belgian showed his top 20 class though as he fought back to give the hosts first blood.

GB's prospects for Saturday

John Lloyd

Former Davis Cup finalist on BBC Two

"The Murray brothers combine so well in the doubles - Jamie has been to two Grand Slam finals on the doubles tour this season and then he has his younger brother - one of the best singles players in the world - come in.Their spirit is good and their play is awesome".

Captain's reaction

Great Britain captain Leon Smith

GB captain Leon Smith: "I don't think that Kyle could have started any better than he did. His level on clay is very very good, he has not played many five-setters and it is difficult to keep your focus over that length of match especially against someone who is in the top 20 in the world.

"It was a difficult match for Andy because Ruben was able to come out and swing for the winners, but Andy managed to withstand that."

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Will Denny: Andy Murray is such a fighter. Like him or loathe him, he's a winner!

Mark Wilkins: Looking forward to the doubles now! Get in team GB....

Player reaction

Andy Murray on BBC Two: "The third set was tricky after missing a few chances early on and he started going for his biggest shots when the new balls came out.

"The crowd were getting wound up and you have to use that your advantage. It was a good atmosphere and it is going to be tough over the next couple of days.

"We have good tactics for whoever plays in the doubles."

All square


The next two days are set up perfectly.

It's 1-1 and the doubles are up next on Saturday.

Great Britain's attempt to win the Davis Cup final is going to be a nervy one.

Enjoying the ride?

John Lloyd

Former Davis Cup finalist on BBC Two

I think that deep down Andy Murray enjoys it when the crowd get revved up against him

Game, set and match Murray

Bemelmans 2-6 3-6 5-7

There it is.

Straight sets for Andy Murray and Britain are level

Match point Murray

Bemelmans 3-6 2-6 5-6 Murray*

Andy Murray hammers some big first serves down to take the game to 30-0 before a chipped lob gives Bemelmans hope as it goes long.

The Belgian is still fighting as he sends a backhand winner down the line but Murray sets up match point with an angled volley.

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Mark Wilkins: It's getting spicy out there! I'm not sure that Bemelmans, should've made AM angry?  

Adam Peake: Is it just me or is the scoreline a bit unflattering towards Bemelmans? Some of his shots have been top 20 quality.  

Murray breaks

Bemelmans 3-6 2-6 5-6 Murray*

Andy Murray punches the air as he smashes a winner past Ruben Bemelmans. a rueful smile from the Belgian, who has three break points against him.

There it is. Murray's forehand is too good and he is serving for the match.

*Bemelmans 3-6 2-6 5-5 Murray

A huge moment as Andy Murray takes the game. 5-5.

Set point saved

Bemelmans 3-6 2-6 5-4 *

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Andy Murray lets out a huge roar as Bemelmans goes long. Deuce.

Break point Bemelmans

Bemelmans 3-6 2-6 5-4 Murray *

The home crowd are right behind Bemelmans here as Murray goes just long to take the Belgian to 15-30.

Strong response from the Brit as he forces his opponent to hit a backhand wide from deep but a double fault and the Belgian has a set point. This is big.

Bemelmans 3-6 2-6 5-4 Murray*

Roy and Shirley Erskine

Andy Murray's grandparents Roy and Shirley Erskine have made the trip from Dunblane to Ghent.

They might be feeling a little bit nervy at the moment. Their grandson is serving to stay in the third set...

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Alison Edgar: I'm not sure it's the GB captain's job to back Murray when he is clearly swearing. He should tell him to shut up.

Laura: This crowd reminds me of when the Belgians got behind Henin in her semi-final at the French in '03. Come on Andy don't let it affect you.

Bemelmans 3-6 2-6 5-4 Murray*

Murray is fired up and he wins the first point of the game as he lobs Bemelmans after the Belgian smothers the net following another drop shot.

A clean winner from Bemelmans makes it 15-15 before a stunning stooped angled half volley puts him ahead in the game.

An ace makes it 40-15 and it is game as Murray goes long. A great game by the Belgian.

GB's Davis Cup history

Britain competed in the first ever Davis Cup and has played every year since, spending decades in the doldrums before reaching the final in 2015. So what is the story of Britain in the Davis Cup?

Well, wonder no more. Here's our iWonder guide.

GB's team of 2015
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*Bemelmans 3-6 2-6 4-4 Murray

Andy Murray is in full throttle now.

Well he was, until netting a howler at 30-0.

Bemelmans is grimly hanging on and levels at 30-30 as Murray again slips up, firing long.

An ace settles Murray's nerves and he levels the set as Bemelmans misses with a backhand. 

Watch Murray at his very best

Here's the point of the day from Murray so far... 

The point of the day from Andy Murray

Break Murray

Break point Murray

*Bemelmans 3-6 2-6 4-2

The drop shot is turning into a major weapon for Bemelmans as another deft touch makes it 15-15.

One too many though as the Belgian tries another and it plops into the net. Can Murray break straight back? 

A backhand winner down the line gives him the chance...

John Lloyd

Former Davis Cup finalist on BBC Two

This is all getting a bit tasty isn't it?

Bemelmans breaks

*Bemelmans 3-6 2-6 4-2 Murray

Ruben Bemelmans celebrates

The first break point is saved by a booming serve by Andy Murray, met with jeers by the Belgians.  

But the home crowd are now cheering as Murray slices wide and the break is won.

Maybe that warning in the previous game got to the Brit. A lifeline for Belgium though.

This is getting a tad tense. Belgium's captain is not getting a warning for the noise coming from the home crowd.

Break point Bemelmans

Bemelmans 3-6 2-6 3-2 Murray*

Another drop shot winner from Bemelmans. Not many players do that so often to Andy Murray.

The Belgian then volleys a winner at the net to go 0-30. He isn't out of this yet and it's break point as he smashes a winner down the line. Three break points.

Bemelmans 3-6 2-6 3-2 Murray *

The referee has a chat at the break with Andy Murray about his earlier warning for 'audible obscenities'.

Time to put it behind you Andy. 

Bemelmans 3-6 2-6 3-2 Murray*

A point penalty is handed to Murray, after being warned earlier, as he lets his disgust known for netting an attempted drop shot - having already lost the first point of the game.

Captain Leon Smith and Murray are not happy but their complaints fall upon deaf ears.

Bemelmans though struggles to take advantage as a double fault takes the game to deuce.

He then misses an easy-looking overhead at advantage before netting to gift Murray break point. Murray passes the chance up and, after a few deuces, Belgium take the game.

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Mr H: Does anyone else think Murray gets more positively fired up for Davis Cup tennis than the rest of the year's matches? #pumped

Alex, Fleet: Would it have made more sense to have played Murray first today to give him more time to recover for the doubles? Then he would play second on Sunday to give him more time to recover from the doubles? 

*Bemelmans 3-6 2-6 2-2

A whipped cross-court forehand is too good from Murray as Bemelmans nets on the opening point, before the Brit hammers another forehand away for a clean winner.

It's game point after a swerving ace. Bemelmans saves the first of three with a volley but a forehand from the Belgian hits the top of the net to fall back on his side of the court.

Game Murray.

Andy Murray
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Bemelmans 3-6 2-6 2-1 Murray *

What a point that is. At 15-15, the players become embroiled in a sensational rally, that ends in them trading drop shots and Andy Murray winning out.

He can sense a break but Bemelmans responds by passing the Brit at the net.

He has no response to Murray's driving forehand winner down the line but saves break point as a scrambling Murray nets.

The Belgian is still fighting as Murray goes long to give him the game.

*Bemelmans 3-6 2-6 1-1 Murray

This match isn't over yet. Don't forget Kyle Edmund was leading 2-0 against David Goffin earlier, before losing.

Surely the same won't happen to Andy Murray though. Not judging by that game. Exemplary stuff from the Brit as he wins the game to love.

'It fell away quickly' - Edmund

Kyle Edmund

Kyle Edmund speaking on BBC Two: "It was a good experience. I am disappointed, I could not get it done. I just have to learn from it and try and move on. The momentum switched as he got tough with me and I got passive. Then it fell away quickly, but in the first two sets my level was high.

"It was very intense and hot out there and the crowd was very loud.  I thought I did well out there. I spoke to my dad who said he was disappointed for me, but proud."

Bemelmans 3-6 2-6 1-0 Murray*

The Belgian crowd appear a bit dispirited now, while the away fans are in party mode. 

Bemelmans is looking a tad shaky himself as a weak volley into the net and a long forehand see Murray take the opening game of the third set to deuce.

Fair play the Belgian though as he sets up game point with a forehand down the line and his serve is held with an ace.

Can anyone stop him?

Andy Murray

Great effort from @kyle8edmund. He should be proud of his first #DavisCup performance. He will only get stronger from the experience.

Remember Belgium are 1-0 ahead after David Goffin recovered from 2-0 down to beat debutant Kyle Edmund in today's first game.

Kyle Edmund
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