HEAD’s Andy Murray has joined fellow Racquet Rebel Novak Djokovic in concluding a record-setting season after the Scot led Britain to its first Davis Cup title in 79 years – a 3-1 defeat of Belgium. Murray, the ATP No. 2 who endorses the HEAD Graphene Radical, ended the weekend win with an untouchable topspin lob to beat David Goffin 6-3, 7-5, 6-3.
It marked the first British trophy success in Davis Cup since 1936, with the HEAD ace winning all three live ties, first to do that in 20 years in a final after USA’s Pete Sampras in 1995. “It’s obviously an amazing feeling, I imagine it will take a few days before it really sinks in,” said Murray. “I probably haven’t been as emotional as that after a match that I’ve won.”
Murray started his way to the victory on Friday with beating Ruben Bemelmans in three sets 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 after Goffin was winning in the opening rubber against Kyle Edmund in five sets. Together with his brother Jamie Murray, Andy has put Great Britain on the brink for the triumph as the brothers beat Belgium’s Steve Darcis and Goffin in four sets to put the visitors 2–1 up in the final. The historic triumph was sealed when Murray hit the stunning lob on his second match point for an unassailable 3–1 lead. The success in front of 13,000 fans at the Flanders Expo marked the tenth time that Britain had lifted the trophy.
“I was pumped the whole match, I didn’t really have any lulls in my level. I was really, really focused. I just wanted to try and win that final point,” said the winner of all eight of his Davis Cup singles ties and all three of his doubles over the course of the fairytale 2015 season. “It feels amazing, I never thought we’d have the opportunity to do this – I cannot believe that we did it,” added the Scot, who will now hope to transfer his momentum over to the Australian Open in January when he starts the 2016 tennis season.