MURRAY BREAKS GB’S 79 YEARS DAVIS CUP JINX

Andy Murray inspired Great Britain to Davis Cup glory with a straight-sets win  to clinch a 3-1 victory and end a 79-year wait to lift one of the most sought-after trophies in tennis.

Andy Murray’s victory over Belgium’s David Goffin saw Great Britain win the Davis Cup final 3-1 and claim the trophy for the first time since 1936

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

Britain have now won the team title 10 times, while Murray adds the Davis Cup to his other major titles at Wimbledon, the US Open and the Olympic Games.

Goffin ranked 16 in the world, gave everything and extended Murray to two hours and 54 minutes, but there was no stopping the Scot, who was mobbed by his team-mates after landing the title with a brilliant lob and falling back on the clay.

“I just can’t believe we did it,” said Murray. “I play some of my best tennis when I’m playing for my country.”

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