Five Records That Andy Murray Shattered After Great Britain’s Historic Davis Cup Triumph

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Monday, November 30th, 2015 | 0

Murray is all smiles after lifting the trophy (courtesy: guardian)


World No. 2 Andy Murray pioneered Great Britain to a historic Davis Cup triumph after his team defeated Belgium 3-1 in the all important summit clash held in Ghent on Sunday.

Murray not only put the visitors in command by winning his opening rubber (d. Ruben Bemelmans) and doubles rubber (partnering Jamie Murray), but also shrugged off a challenge from Belgium’s No. 1 and World No. 16 David Goffin in the tie that sealed the deal for Great Britain.

The match-up shattered a number of records, some of which include…

  1. This turned out to be Great Britain’s first title in 79 years. The last time the country emerged victorious at Davis Cup was back in 1936, when the team was led by Fred Perry and Bunny Austin.
  1. Andy Murray joined the likes of John McEnroe and Mats Wilander as only men to have 8-0 singles record in Davis Cup season. His scalps include Donald Young, John Isner, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gilles Simon, Thanasi Kokkinakis, Bernard Tomic, Ruben Bemelmans, and David Goffin.
  1. 11 wins this year at Davis Cup, which is the tied most with Ivan Ljubicic.
  1. Maintained clean head-to-head record over David Goffin (3-0), barring a walkover at Rome Masters 2015. Interestingly, Murray is yet to drop a set against Goffin.
  1. Upheld the clean record along with his brother Jamie Murray as doubles partner in 2015, all of which coming from the Davis Cup.



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