Proud Briton Andy Murray not thinking about Davis Cup final just yet

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Andy Murray expressed his pride in helping Great Britain reach their first Davis Cup final in 37 years - but refused to start thinking about ending a far longer wait to lift the trophy.

Britain have not won the competition since 1936, when Fred Perry helped them to their fourth successive title.

Murray, famously succeeded Perry as Britain's latest men's singles champion at Wimbledon but he will focus on the task in hand against Belgium rather than creating more history.

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Brussels calling 

Britain would have been at home if Argentina had won the other semi-final but the Belgians came from behind in Brussels to seal a 3-2 triumph on a hard court.

Now Leon Smith's team must travel to Belgium for the final on November 27-29 with the exact venue to be confirmed before the end of this month.

Murray, whose straight-sets win over Bernard Tomic sealed Britain's victory over Australia, said: "I've thought about what it means to reach the final. Let's not think about what it means to win the event.

"We'll have an opportunity to do that in the next match but there's so much tennis still to go. A lot can happen between now and then.

"Belgium have a player in (David) Goffin who is very close to being in the top 10 of the world and by then it's possible that he is.

"Whichever surface they choose will be the one they feel gives them the best chance.

"There are no guarantees but reaching the final is a big achievement, something that hasn't been done for a long time, and everyone in the team should be very proud of that."

No Chinese adventure? 

With the final coming immediately after the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London, Murray will reconsider his plans for the rest of the year to ensure he is in the best condition possible for Belgium.

However, the Scot dismissed reports that he was set to pull out of the Shanghai Masters early next month.

The 28-year-old, who overcame a back strain to inspire Britain to their 3-2 triumph in Glasgow, said: "It depends a little bit on which surface we are playing on but I'll definitely look at the schedule now and make some decision on that in the next few days.

"I'm planning on playing Shanghai. I'm not playing any other Asian events but my current plans are to travel to Shanghai on the Wednesday to practise outdoors because there are very few guys to practise with in London, and the weather is pretty up and down. I have booked flights to go."

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