Event! Merchandising, the UK’s leading supplier of sports merchandise, worked in partnership with British Lawn Tennis Association and were the official merchandise supplier to Team GB throughout their successful Davis Cup campaign, which included victories over U.S.A., France, Australia, and culminated in a stunning 3-1 victory over Belgium, in Ghent over the weekend of 27th-29th November 2015. Event! provided fans with merchandise throughout the Brits’ successful Davis Cup run, which the fans wore to showcase their support for the British team. This included the T-shirt manufactured by us with the slogan ‘Back the Brits’, and the frenzied wall of support that was generated from this was something which undoubtedly gave Team GB that push on their way to winning their first Davis Cup since 1936.
The Davis Cup, which Team GB had not won in 79 years, was first staged in 1900. It is an extremely prestigious tennis tournament and is commonly viewed as being the World Cup of tennis. In the 2015 version of the tournament, Great Britain memorably swept aside Belgium in the final in Ghent. Andy Murray confirmed his status as British sport’s golden boy at the frenzied cauldron of Flanders Expo, having joined a select band of players, in John McEnroe and Mats Wilander, in winning all eight of his Davis Cup rubbers in one tournament, on the way to Team GB’s final victory.
Main article: 2015 Davis Cup. The World Group was the highest level of Davis Cup competition in 2015. The first-round losers went into the Davis Cup World Group Play-offs, and the winners progressed to the quarterfinals and World Group spot for 2016. Spain won the title, defeating Canada in the final, 2–0. It was the Spanish team's first Davis Cup title since 2011 and their sixth Davis Cup title overall. Rafael Nadal was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament after winning all eight of his matches. Andy Murray - four service holds away from sealing this tie and a Davis Cup semi-final slot for GB - has the balls up his end of the court. Posted at 14:52 19 Jul 2015 14:52 19 Jul 2015 Post update.
Let’s hope that the Event! ‘Back the Brits’ T-shirts provide a lasting memento of one of British sport’s finest hours.
This year saw Team GB win their first Davis Cup title in 79 years. Event! was the official merchandise supplier.
Fans really got into the spirit and supported Team GB all the way.
Leon Smith picked 3 singles players in his team, which means that Andy will play doubles with his brother Jamie Murray on Saturday. Kyle Edmund will make his Davis Cup debut against David Goffin tomorrow.
Johan van Herck decided to preserve Steve Darcis for the doubles, so Ruben Bemelmans will face Murray on Friday.
Here is the full draw for the 2015 #DavisCupFinal between Belgium and Great Britain pic.twitter.com/95GJBrjxbd
— Davis Cup (@DavisCup) November 26, 2015
Should it come to a decisive fifth rubber, Darcis would probably face James Ward on Sunday.
Belgium or Great Britain, which team will win the Davis Cup 2015?
- Great Britain (96%, 43 Votes)
- Belgium (4%, 2 Votes)
Total Voters: 45
Updates for people travelling to Ghent:
– Additional security measures will be in place at all entrances to the venue and will apply to all ticket holders, staff members and visitors.
– Entry into the event will take longer than usual. Please keep this in mind when planning your arrival to the Flanders Expo. The gates will open two hours in advance of each day’s start time.
– Bags and backpacks will not be permitted into the Flanders Expo, those who arrive with them will be asked to check them into available off-site storage facilities.
– No food or drink will be allowed into the arena. A full selection of refreshments will be available in venue.
British Davis Cup team will fly to Belgium tomorrow morning. Event organisers say they have 'not yet had a signal it's not safe' to play
— Russell Fuller (@russellcfuller) November 22, 2015
Dogs and explosive experts will be patrolling the Flanders Expo and all bags will have to be left in lockers outside the venue
— Russell Fuller (@russellcfuller) November 22, 2015
No surprise with the teams nominations announced today: Goffin, Darcis, Bemelmans and Coppejans for Belgium, Andy and Jamie Murray, James Ward, Kyle Edmund and Dominic Inglot for Great Britain:
Our TEAM! pic.twitter.com/FGTXdtgrHN
— Johan Van Herck (@johan_van_herck) November 17, 2015
— British Tennis (@BritishTennis) November 17, 2015
Kyle Edmund? James Ward? Dan Evans? Who will make the team?
Kyle Edmund – great title on clay in Buenos Aries. Dan Evans a cracking title in Knoxville, beating Francis Tiafoe. Your call Leon.
— DavidLaw (@DavidLawTennis) November 15, 2015
Kyle Edmund gives himself a good shot of Davis Cup final selection as he beats Carlos Berlocq 6-0 6-4 to win the Buenos Aires Challenger. Crazy slots online casino.
— Stuart Fraser (@stu_fraser) November 15, 2015
2011 Davis Cup
“Britain should win this tie 8 out of 10 times. I don’t want to put any pressure on but they should win!
He also talks about his first ever singles rubber, in the 1978 Davis Cup final against Britain:
McEnroe: 'Britain should win this tie 8 out of 10 times. I don’t want to put any pressure on but they should win! https://t.co/RbOhc5YfCx
— The Tennis Podcast (@TennisPodcast) November 11, 2015
If you’re a UK resident, enter this competition to win a trip to Belgium for the Davis Cup final:
Entered our #comp to #win a trip to Belgium to watch the Aegon GB #DavisCup team in the final? No? Enter now: https://t.co/P6nDdXK9a2
— Aegon UK tennis (@AegonUKtennis) November 8, 2015
20 days to the Davis Cup final:
There are 20 days to the #DavisCupFinal between Belgium & Great Britain! Time to get excited with our preview!https://t.co/H09y5QoWom
— Davis Cup (@DavisCup) November 7, 2015
Three weeks before their likely meeting in the Davis Cup final, Andy Murray thrashed David Goffin 6-1 6-0 in the third round of Bercy Masters! More pictures of the match here.
No BNP Paribas Masters for Belgium number 2 Steve Darcis:
Il n y aura pas de bercy pour moi…la cheville n est pas encore remise a 100%…quelques jours off…puis prepa sur terre #courseausaladier
— steve darcis (@stevedarcishark) October 28, 2015
A little help for the Belgian team:
Davis Cup final, BEL-GBR in one month.The Frenchman Michael Llodra will help, advise, the Belgians for the doubles before and durig the tie!
— Yves Simon (@yvessimonsevy) October 26, 2015
First round Davis Cup hero James Ward boosts his chances of earning a place in the Davis Cup final squad as he claims the Bangalore Challenger:
Great to see @JamesWardtennis back in the winners circle after claiming his first title since Lexington 2013! pic.twitter.com/MxB6Spx5o8
— British Tennis (@BritishTennis) October 25, 2015
Looking back at the troubled years of the Davis Cup, back in the 70’s:
Davis Cup 1973: a taste of India
Davis Cup 1973: kidnapping threat in India
1974: the year the Davis Cup felt empty
Davis Cup 1977: An unholy mess
British Davis Cup players James Ward and Kyle Edmund will play the Buenos Aires challenger to prepare for the final:
Los británicos Kyle Edmund y James Ward jugarán el #ChBuenosAires (9-15 noviembre) como preparación para la final de la Copa Davis
— Todo Sobre Tenis (@Tsobretenis) October 21, 2015
2014 Davis Cup Final
Ankle injury for Steve Darcis, but he should be ok for Bercy:
Toujours chouette de se blesser tous les 10jours…ca devrait aller pour bercy normalement… #corpsenfrigolite#nocomment
— steve darcis (@stevedarcishark) October 22, 2015
You’re a British tennis member? Don’t forget to enter the Davis Cup final ticket ballot. All the details here.
Today we have a look back at Andy Murray’s Davis Cup debut in 2005 and Tim Henman’s farewell in 2007:
Andy Murray Davis Cup debut back in 2005
Davis Cup 2007: Tim Henman's farewell
All the details on how to enter the LTA ballot:
Information about the ballot for #DavisCup Final tickets is now live at http://t.co/lh865az77O#BackTheBritspic.twitter.com/Sd07NIvcsD
— British Tennis (@BritishTennis) October 19, 2015
Tickets for the Davis Cup Final between Belgium and Great Britain sold out yesterday in just 30 minutes!
I didn’t manage to get tickets, so if you sell some, please contact me!
“I remember spending time with him 4 or 5 years ago. Winning the Davis Cup was on his mind then.” Corretja on Murray
Hear Alex Corretja talking about his time as Andy Murray‘s coach (from minute 16):
Coaching Andy Murray, by Alex Corretja. The new @TennisPodcast – http://t.co/WeLjCYPvUb
— DavidLaw (@DavidLawTennis) October 13, 2015
Don’t forget: tickets will go on sale tomorrow at noon.
A trip down memory lane, today we have a look at the 1985 and 1995 Davis Cup finals.
Davis Cup 1985: Sweden defeat West Germany
The 1995 Davis Cup final by Pete Sampras
Finally some updates by the LTA: no general ticket sale by the LTA. Existing British Tennis Members and previous 2015 Davis Cup ticket purchasers will be contacted very soon, with details on how to enter the Davis Cup Final ticket ballot, opening on Wednesday October 21.
Davis Cup Final ticket update now available http://t.co/WU0POmpmPU#BackTheBritspic.twitter.com/8GrpVYLnnh
— British Tennis (@BritishTennis) October 9, 2015
On this day in 1978, Britain beat Australia to reach the Davis Cup final for the first time since 1937. Paul Hutchins (Ross’ father) was captain at the time:
“The semi-final victory was very sweet against Australia because Australia against Great Britain, whether it was cricket or tennis was always a battle which was interesting. We played it indoors on a supreme court at Crystal Palace and rather like Andy is the mainstay in the British team I had Buster Mottram as the mainstay in my team. He was a very good player in those days and loved the Davis Cup. He won amazing matches for us against all the odds. John Lloyd was also a good player, and we played Tony Roche and John Alexander in the singles then came up against a very good doubles team in Ross Case and Geoff Masters.”
Tennis Vlandereen released all the infos concerning the tickets sale:
– from 2 to 5 October: presale for Tennis Vlaanderen and AFT clubs
– from 9 October: presale for Tennis Vlaanderen and AFT members, and Belgique-Canada and Belgique-Argentina spectators
– from 13 October at noon: start of the general ticket sales
10 % of the available seats will be reserved for the British public. These tickets will be distributed via the LTA in Great Britain.
Alle info over ticketverkoop in Nederlands, Frans en Engels op onze website: http://t.co/rV8i0SvBB0
— Tennis Vlaanderen (@TennisVlaandere) October 1, 2015
1st of Octobre there will be a press conference where the procedure for the ticket sales for the Davis Cup final in Ghent will be explained.
— BelgianDavisCupTeam (@BelgianDavisCup) September 25, 2015
That’s now official, the Davis Cup final will be played in Ghent on clay, Andy Murray‘s “worst surface”:
The Flanders Expo in Ghent will host the 2015 #DavisCup Final. Capacity: 13,000. Surface: Clay http://t.co/0DuWGJ261Xpic.twitter.com/uqi5e1MCBG
— Davis Cup (@DavisCup) September 23, 2015
The Scot seems happy about it:
So Ghent on the Clay for the davis cup final…very pumped! Think clay is a good surface for us? looking forward to it?
— Andy Murray (@andy_murray) September 23, 2015
Did you know he has trained for 3 years in Spain at the Sanchez Casal Academy? Read more about it below. And also learn what clay is made of:
Back in 2004: Andy Murray at the Sanchez Casal Academy
Do you really know what clay is made of?