Andy Murray will try to clinch his first Davis Cup title in November thanks to his effort this weekend. Murray led Great Britain winning all three of his rubbers including the clincher today against Australia beating Bernard Tomic 7-5, 6-3, 6-2.
“Reaching the final is a big achievement and something that hasn’t been done for a long time. Everyone in the team should be very proud of that,” Murray said of Britain first appearance since 1978.
“I probably thought about it more before the match today than I did when I was on the court. Once I was out there I just tried to play each point and fight as hard as I could. I wasn’t really thinking about history or anything like that. I was just concentrating on the points.”
Murray and brother Jamie won a pivotal doubles match Saturday overcoming a break down in the third to win in five sets over Lleyton Hewitt and Sam Groth. But the Scot showed no issues today after the long doubles match.
“I wasn’t concerned about how much I had left in the tank. My back had been giving me a lot of trouble this week,” Murray said. “That was the thing I was most concerned about. The singles match on the first day was very quick. The doubles for me is not physically tiring. In the Davis Cup it’s more the emotions you use and it’s stressful.”
In the late November final, Murray and his squad will travel to Belgium searching their first Davis Cup title since 1936.
The Belgians took out visiting Argentina after being down 2-1 going into the final Sunday.
David Goffin kept Belgian hopes alive crushing Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-2, 6-1. Then in the deciding fifth rubber, Steve Darcis won it for the home team beating Federico Delbonis 6-4, 2-6, 7-5, 7-6(3).
“It’s one of the biggest moments of my career, that’s for sure,” said Darcis. “If you told me 10 years ago we would play a final in Davis Cup I would not believe [you].
“The atmosphere was unbelievable. You know, this stadium is so famous in Belgium. For our small country it’s pretty big.”
During the November 27-29 tie, Belgium will bid for their first career Davis Cup title.
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