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Goffin looking to cap terrific end of season with Davis Cup

AP
Published 11:03 a.m. ET Nov. 22, 2017

PARIS (AP) — David Goffin will soon find out if his self-confidence can help him get over fatigue.

Following victories over Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer last week at the ATP Finals, Goffin’s morale is rock solid as he prepares to lead Belgium against France in the Davis Cup final.

The French, with a team featuring Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Lucas Pouille and doubles specialists including Nicolas Mahut, Julien Benneteau and Pierre-Hugues Herbert, are favored to win a 10th title, their first since 2001 after losing finals in 2002, 2010 and 2014.

The Belgians can’t boast the same depth in their squad, with Steve Darcis, Ruben Bemelmans and Arthur De Greef expected to play a role this weekend alongside Goffin in the northern French city of Lille, where the hosts have opted for an indoor hard court.

Despite an ailing knee and 11 singles matches played over the…

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