Historic Davis Cup win for Great Britain

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By Karan Gadhia – Deputy Sports Editor


Great Britain have won the Davis Cup for the first time since 1936 after Andy Murray beat David Goffin to give the visitors an unassailable lead.

Murray won 6-3 7-5 6-3 to give Britain a 3-1 lead in the best of five tie in Ghent and secure a 10th Davis Cup title.

Kyle Edmund, who became only the 6th person to make his Davis Cup debut in the final, lost the first rubber to Goffin 6-3 6-1 2-6 1-6 6-0.

Friday’s other singles tie saw Murray pull Britain level as he beat Ruben Bemelmans 6-3 6-2 7-5.

On the Saturday, Andy and Jamie Murray paired up in the doubles to beat the Belgian duo of Steve Darcis and Goffin 6-4 4-6 6-3 6-2.

It is a great achievement for Britain, who just five years ago, were in the third tier of the Davis Cup.

Next March, Britain will begin their title defence against Japan who boast world number eight Kei Nishikori.

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