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Greatest Scottish Sportsman Ever? Fans Celebrate as Andy Murray Secures Davis Cup

Greatest Scottish Sportsman Ever? Fans Celebrate as Andy Murray Secures Davis Cup

Britain have won their first Davis Cup since 1936 after Andy Murray saw off Belgium and David Goffin this afternoon.

The British number 1 and world number 2 beat his opponent 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 to clinch victory in the final, after Andy and his brother Jamie saw off Goffin and Darcis in the doubles yesterday, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.

And victory for the UK in Ghent leaves Murray clinging onto several more records.

The Scot has completed the Davis Cup year unbeaten and won 11 live rubbers. Only Ivan Ljubicic won as many back in 2005 but he lost one, too, which leaves Andy Murray arguably as the greatest Davis Cup player the game has ever seen, after becoming the first Brit since Fred Perry to get his hands on the trophy.

The animated 13,000 crowd inside the Flanders Expo did their best to support the home team, but at every turn, the British contingent, led chiefly by Murray, were just too good.

After the final ball had been served, tennis fans back home couldn’t hide their delight at the sheer magnitude of the result…

 

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