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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 34-23, 45-37, 33-25 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    38 % Murray – 35 of 92
    16 % Goffin – 17 of 105

    Great Britain won the Davis Cup for the first time since 1936, tenth in total (111 years ago British Isles defeated Belgium 5-0… it was the only previous Davis Cup final for the Belgians)… In the 2nd set of the clincher, Murray won 18 straight points on his serve, but Goffin [16] found himself within three points of levelling at one set apiece as Murray [2] was serving at 4:5 (40/30). In the 3rd set the Belgian led 2:0 on serve. Murray converted his second match point with a backhand cross-court lob, triumphing on his back after 2 hours 54 minutes. “I just can’t believe we did it. I play some of my best tennis when I’m playing for my country.” said Murray. He finished the Davis Cup 2015 edition with a perfect 11-0 record – in the Open Era a better record had only John McEnroe, 12-0 in 1982, but the American played three dead rubbers out of eight then, while Murray won all his eight singles that were vital. En route to the title the Brits (two Scots & three Englishmen) defeated USA, France, Australia & Belgium respectively.

    GREAT BRITAIN d. BELGIUM 3-1 at Flanders Expo, Ghent, Belgium: Clay (indoor)
    David Goffin (BEL) d. Kyle Edmund (GBR) 3-6, 1-6, 6-2, 6-1, 6-0
    Andy Murray (GBR) d. Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) 6-3, 6-2, 7-5
    Andy Murray / Jamie Murray (GBR) d. Steve Darcis / David Goffin (BEL) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
    Andy Murray (GBR) d. David Goffin (BEL) 6-3, 7-5, 6-3
    Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) vs. Kyle Edmund (GBR) unp.

    From left: Dominic Inglot, Daniel Evans, Jamie Murray, Leon Smith (captain), James Ward, Andy Murray & Kyle Edmund

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