GHENT, Belgium -- Belgium have made a change to their doubles pairing for the third rubber of the Davis Cup final at the Flanders Expo, calling in David Goffin at the expense of Kimmer Coppejans.
Darcis was originally going to be partnered by Kimmer Coppejans, but line-ups for the third, fourth and fifth rubbers are allowed to be changed up to one hour before the start of the match. Belgium captain Johan Van Herck decided Goffin, who came through a five-setter against Britain's Kyle Edmund on the opening day, was the man to go toe-to-toe with the Murray brothers.
It comes somewhat as a surprise, with Goffin's doubles record currently reading two wins and 13 defeats, while it will be just the fifth time the Belgian No.1 and Darcis have played together -- and first at the Davis Cup. They have previously partnered each other once at the U.S. Open, and in three Challenger events.
The Murray brothers, meanwhile, have played together three times in the Davis Cup, including twice already this year, and have a 100% winning record.