Davis Cup Hospitality Packages: Andy Murray led Great Britain to their first Davis Cup triumph since 1936 as he beat David Goffin to secure the vital point against Belgium on Sunday. The final in Ghent was a tense affair but Murray led his country to glory and will now be hoping to repeat the success in 2016 when they take on Japan at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, Friday 4th – Sunday 6th March 2016.
The World No.2 overcame Goffin 6-3 7-5 6-3 to move Britain into an unassailable 3-1 lead and secure a tenth title. Murray can now add the Davis Cup to his illustrious CV which includes a victories at Wimbledon, The US Open and the Olympics.
But the contribution of the rest of the team including Captain Leon Smith cannot be underestimated, since taking over in 2010 he has taken Team GB from the third tier of the competition to world champions.
Despite the best attempts of the home crowd to disrupt him, Murray quickly stamped his authority on the match with some world class shots. At 2-2 in the opening set the Scot was facing a break point, but he held his nerve with a stunning second serve.
Within the blink of an eye Murray has put the opening set to bed as a series of powerful forehands fired him into a 5-2 lead and he would see out the set to take a 1-0 lead. Goffin has only ever beaten Murray once before but buoyed on by the home crowd he made the second set a real battle.
Once again the British No.1 showed his composure under immense pressure and fought back from 0-30 down in the 12th game of the set to put him 2-0 ahead. Victory was within sight, just one more set for Davis Cup glory.
Goffin began to run out of answers in the final set, with Murray producing more glorious shots. He sealed the pivotal victory with an outrageous back hand lob that left Goffin flat footed.
The victory capped an outstanding year for the 28-year-old who joins John McEnroe and Mats Wilander as the only men to have an 8-0 singles record in a Davis Cup year, and with the doubles he is only the fourth man to win 11 rubbers in a single year.
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