Captain Leon Smith heaped praise on Andy Murray after Great Britain’s Davis Cup final win over Belgium on Sunday. Smith guided Great Britain from the third tier to winning the top prize in just five years and he says the performances of Murray in 2015 were crucial to landing the trophy.
Murray overcame David Goffin in straight sets in the decisive match on Sunday and in doing so became just the third man to have an 8-0 singles record in a Davis Cup year, and with the doubles he is only the fourth to win 11 rubbers in a single year.
“It has to be one of the best achievements of all time,” Smith is quoted as saying by the London Evening Standard. “It’s incredible for all of us to watch how he’s managed to win that many rubbers, especially when you look back at the tie against France and also the Australia match, obviously a lot of fatigue, he managed to find a way through.
“I hold Andy in the absolutely highest esteem. I can’t talk highly enough about him. He’s put his whole body, his whole mind on the line every single time for the team. We’re all grateful and proud of him.”
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