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On This Day: Andy Murray leads Great Britain to Davis Cup win

On This Day: Andy Murray leads Great Britain to Davis Cup win
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Great Britain had not won the Davis Cup since 1936.

Andy Murray inspired Great Britain to their first Davis Cup victory for 79 years on this day in 2015.

The Scot beat Belgium's David Goffin to clinch the decisive point in Ghent.

Murray won 6-3 7-5 6-3 to give the visitors an unassailable 3-1 lead in the best-of-five tie.

It was Britain's 10th team title as captain Leon Smith helped guide the squad from the third tier to victory in five years.

"I just can't believe we did it," Murray told the BBC at the time. "I play some of my best tennis when I'm playing for my country.

"We have to enjoy this because we may never get the opportunity again."

The team of Smith, Murray, his brother Jamie, James Ward, Kyle Edmund and Dominic Inglot took the title with Murray winning three times in the final – including a 6-4 4-6 6-3 6-2 doubles victory over Steve Darcis and Goffin with his sibling.

Great Britain had beaten the USA, France and Australia to reach the final.


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