Andy Murray helps Great Britain win first Davis Cup since 1936
Andy Murray clinched Great Britain’s first Davis Cup since 1936 Sunday, defeating Belguim’s David Goffin 6-3, 7-5, 6-3. Murray’s victory clinched the deciding point to give Great Britain a 3–1 lead in the best-of-five series.
Great Britain last won the Davis Cup 79 years ago. The country has won 10 titles since the Davis Cup began in 1900.
After hitting a winning backhand lob, Murray fell on the clay court as his teammates jumped on him in celebration.
“I can't believe we did it,” Murray said after the match. “We may never get an opportunity to do this again. We should celebrate tonight.”
Along with his Davis Cup title, Murray has other major titles at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open and the Olympic Games.
With his win Sunday, Murray, 28, joins John McEnroe and Mats Wilander as the only men to have an 8–0 singles record in a Davis Cup year.