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Andy Murray clinches Davis Cup title for Britain

Britain's Andy Murray is mobbed by his team-mates after beating David Goffin to win the Davis Cup Final at the Flanders Expo Centre, Ghent
Britain's Andy Murray is mobbed by his team-mates after beating David Goffin to win the Davis Cup Final at the Flanders Expo Centre, Ghent

Andy Murray pulled off one of the most impressive feats of his career by beating David Goffin to clinch the Davis Cup.

Britain's first title since 1936 was secured when Murray completed a 6-3 7-5 6-3 victory over the Belgian number one at the Flanders Expo in Ghent.

When the final lob landed in, Murray fell to the clay and covered his face with his hands before being mobbed by captain Leon Smith and his team-mates.

It was entirely fitting, and somewhat inevitable, that it should be Murray that secured the winning point after one of the most remarkable seasons in the competition's 115-year history.

Of the 12 points Britain needed to claim the title, Murray won 11 of them, eight in singles and three in doubles with brother Jamie, with James Ward the only player not a member of the Murray family to contribute.

Three other players have won 11 rubbers in a season since the current format was introduced in 1981 but Murray is the first to do so all in live rubbers and remain unbeaten.