Great Britain’s 2015 Davis Cup Victory

Andy Murray and the GB team did all us proud on Sunday and, after 79 years, brought home the Davis Cup trophy to Great Britain.

But there are a few reasons why this victory has been such an emotional one.

  1. 5 years ago, Captain Leon Smith inherited a team that was on the brink of relegation to the lowest tier of the competition.

GHENT, BELGIUM - NOVEMBER 29: Great Britain Captain Leon Smith reacts during day three of the Davis Cup Final match between Belgium and Great Britain at Flanders Expo on November 29, 2015 in Ghent, Belgium.

  1. Great Britain is now the joint-third most successful Davis Cup Nation with France. USA leads at number one, with Australia in second place.

GHENT, BELGIUM - NOVEMBER 29: Great Britain Captain Leon Smith lifts the trophy with his team (L-R) Jamie Murray, James Ward, Andy Murray and Kyle Edmund following their victory during day three of the Davis Cup Final match between Belgium and Great Britain at Flanders Expo on November 29, 2015 in Ghent, Belgium.

  1. Murray’s outstanding win on Sunday meant he contributed 11 of Britain’s 12 winning rubbers in this year’s World Group Campaign.

GHENT, BELGIUM - NOVEMBER 29: Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates defeating David Goffin of Begium to win the Davis Cup during day three of the Davis Cup Final between Belgium and Great Britain at Flanders Expo on November 29, 2015 in Ghent, Belgium.

  1. Murray is the first player ever to win eight ‘live’ singles rubbers in a Davis Cup year.

GHENT, BELGIUM - NOVEMBER 29: Andy Murray of Great Britain hits a forehand during the singles match against David Goffin of Belgium on day three of the Davis Cup Final 2015 at Flanders Expo on November 29, 2015 in Ghent, Belgium.

  1. Murray has become the first player to win three live rubbers in the final since Pete Sampras in 1995.

GHENT, BELGIUM - NOVEMBER 29: Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates during day three of the Davis Cup Final match between Belgium and Great Britain at Flanders Expo on November 29, 2015 in Ghent, Belgium.

For tennis fans, 2016 promises to be an epic one for Great Britain.

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