Thursday 18 January 2018

Davis Cup final to go ahead in Belgium

Britain's Davis Cup clash in Belgium is set to go ahead
Britain's Davis Cup clash in Belgium is set to go ahead

The Davis Cup final is set to go ahead as planned in Ghent this weekend with increased security measures because of the terror alert in Belgium.

Belgium hosts Great Britain in the three-day final, starting on Friday. Ghent is about 35 miles from Brussels, which is on the highest state of alert because of what the Belgian government calls a "serious and imminent" threat.

In a statement, the International Tennis Federation said it is "taking every necessary step to ensure the safety" of those at the final, implementing additional security measures including a ban on fans carrying bags.

The federation says organisers "in consultation with the relevant officials and our risk assessment and security advisers, are closely monitoring the situation in Belgium and specifically in Ghent".

Press Association

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