Andy Murray and Great Britain won the Davis Cup for the first time since 1936 after Murray beat Belgium’s David Goffin 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 in the first Sunday singles match to clinch the tie in Ghent, Belgium.
It was Britain’s 10th team title in the history of the Davis Cup.
“I just can’t believe we did it,” said Murray. “I play some of my best tennis when I’m playing for my country.”
The world No. 2 won his singles on Day 1, then put Britain in the driver’s seat by winning the Saturday doubles with brother Jamie.
Murray went 11-0 in Davis Cup singles in 2015, joining John McEnroe and Mats Wilander as players to have an 8-0 season or better in Davis Cup. Brit Kyle Edmund made his Davis Cup debut for Britain on Friday, falling to Goffin.
“It’s obviously an amazing feeling. I imagine it will take a few days before it really sinks in. But I probably haven’t been as emotional as that after a match that I’ve won. I’ve been pretty upset having lost matches before, but I’d say that’s probably the most emotional I’ve been after a win.
“It’s incredible that we managed to win this competition. I didn’t know that would ever be possible. It’s great.”
Added captain Leon Smith, “It has to be one of the best [British sporting] achievements of all time. It’s incredible for all of us to watch how he’s [Murray] managed to win that many rubbers, that many wins, especially when you look back at the tie in France and also the Australia match, obviously a lot of fatigue, he managed to find a way through. It was absolutely incredible.”
Goffin was playing his third match in three days after being stretched to five sets on Day 1 in a win over Edmund, and losing the Saturday doubles 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
“A lot of disappointment, but no regrets,” Goffin said. “They deserved the trophy, they were very solid this weekend. Andy is a great champion and he’s a hero for his country.”
Recent Davis Cup Champions
2015 Great Britain d Belgium 3-1
2014 Switzerland d France 3-1
2013 Czech Republic d Serbia 3-2
2012 Czech Republic d Spain 3-2
2011 Spain d Argentina 3-1
2010 Serbia d France 3-2
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