This is Great Britain’s tenth Davis Cup title, placing them third on the all-time list behind USA (32 titles) and Australia (28 titles). This is Great Britain’s first title since 1936, with the gap of 79 years being the longest gap between Davis Cup titles in history.
Britain is the only country to have participated in all Davis Cup completion since it began in 1900.
Andy Murray has become the first player to win eight live singles rubbers in a calendar year since the introduction of the World Group in 1981. He is just the third player to achieve an 8-0 World Group singles record in a calendar year. The others were Joh McEnroe and Mats Wilander.
Murray is only the second player to win 11 live singles and doubles rubbers in World Group history after Croatia’s Ivan Ljubicic in 2005. He is the first player since Pete Sampras in 1995 to win three live rubbers in a Davis Cup Final.
Andy and Jamie Murray are only the third set of brothers to win the Davis Cup title after fellow Britons Reggie and Laurie Doherty (4 titles: 1903-06), and Bob and Mike Bryan of USA in 2007.
GREAT BRITAIN defeated BELGIUM 3-1
Venue: Flanders Expo, Ghent (clay – indoors)
David Goffin (BEL) d. Kyle Edmund (GBR) 36 16 62 61 60
Andy Murray (GBR) d. Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) 63 62 75
Andy Murray/Jamie Murray (GBR) d. Steve Darcis/David Goffin (BEL) 64 46 63 62
Andy Murray (GBR) d. David Goffin (BEL) 63 75 63
Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) v Kyle Edmund (GBR) not played