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Murray leads Great Britain to first title in 79 years

Andy Murray gave Britain its first Davis Cup title since 1936 when he outclassed Belgium’s David Goffin in straight sets in the first of reverse

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Murray leads Great Britain to first title in 79 years

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Andy Murray gave Britain its first Davis Cup title since 1936 when he outclassed Belgium’s David Goffin in straight sets in the first of reverse singles in Ghent on Sunday.

The two-time Grand Slam champion prevailed 6-3 7-5 6-3 in two hours and 54 minutes to give the visitors an unassailable 3-1 lead in the best-of-five tie. The victory sparked rapturous scenes amongst the British team and their supporters as they celebrated a moment the country has been awaiting for 79 years when Fred Perry won the deciding rubber to beat Australia at Wimbledon.

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.