Davis Cup: Murray's flawless 3-0 performance in Ghent seals first victory for Britain in 79 years

Great Britain's Andy Murray serving to Belgium's David Goffin during the Davis Cup Final on Nov 29, 2015.
Great Britain's Andy Murray serving to Belgium's David Goffin during the Davis Cup Final on Nov 29, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

AFP - Britain won the Davis Cup for the first time in 79 years in Ghent on Sunday when Andy Murray defeated David Goffin 6-3, 7-5, 6-3, in the first of the reverse singles for an unbeatable 3-1 lead over Belgium.

The 28-year-old Scot won all three of his rubbers over the weekend to finish the 2015 campaign with 11 wins against no losses.

That was second only to John McEnroe's perfect 12-0 in 1982, a year after the elite World Group was introduced.

Murray won the first set with ease, but was taken all the way in the second before charging back from an early break in the third to clinch the win for Britain.