Andy Murray ready to lead Great Britain to Davis Cup title
Last Updated: 27/11/15 5:22pm
Andy Murray insists he is ready to shoulder the responsibility of leading Great Britain to a first Davis Cup title since 1936.
The world No 2, who has been involved in eight of the nine winning rubbers it has taken for Britain to reach the final, will take on Belgium's Ruben Bemelmans on Friday in Ghent after debutant Kyle Edmund has faced David Goffin.
Barring major opening upsets, Murray could have the chance to clinch the tie with victories in the doubles with brother Jamie and then against Goffin in the reverse singles on Sunday.
Murray said: "I'm pumped. There's nerves there, obviously. That's really a positive thing. When I'm not nervous is normally when I worry a little bit. It's obviously a big opportunity for all of us.
"But I believe that we prepared as best we can. I trust everyone in the team from all of the staff to all of the players. Everyone's played a huge part in getting us here.
"I think everyone should be excited about the prospect of playing in a Davis Cup final. Hopefully we can play well and win at the end of the weekend.
"I'm happy to take as much pressure on my shoulders as is needed. I've been in that position a lot of times in my career. I think I will be able to deal with it okay."
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With singles players Edmund and James Ward both included in the team ahead of doubles specialist Dominic Inglot, Murray will have to play on all three days.
The 28-year-old will continue to offer his compatriots support from courtside after previously cheering on Ward when he stunned John Isner in the first round and sitting in among the fans at the French Open to back Edmund during his first-round win over Stephane Robert in May.
"I think maybe as a person it helps you," Murray said. "I think throughout the rest of the year you have to be quite selfish. But when you're playing as part of a team, your job is more than just about preparing for yourself.
"You want to try to help the team as much as you can, whether that's on the sidelines watching and supporting the matches, or if that's making sure when you're practising that you're not just concentrating on yourself."