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  • Andy Murray, David Goffin win at Davis Cup Final

    Danielle Elliot at Busted Racquet2 days ago

    Gent, Belgium: Any questions surrounding Andy Murray's Davis Cup Final preparation dissipated quickly Friday afternoon as the world No. 2 closed out a 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 win over Belgian Ruben Bemelmans before a rowdy sell-out crowd at the 13,000-seat Flanders Expo in Gent, Belgium.

    Murray's win evened the overall score at one-all. David Goffin earned a point for Belgium earlier in the day with a come-from-behind win over Davis Cup debutant Kyle Edmund, 3-6, 1-6, 6-2, 6-1, 6-0. 

    Edmund stunned many in the venue with an overpowering start, jumping out to a 5-0 before Goffin managed to take a game. Only the sixth player in history to make his Davis Cup debut at the final, the 20-year-old Brit looked to be the first ever to win his opening match.

    Every slicing groundstroke off his racket elicited raucous applause from the large British cheering section. The atmosphere here is more soccer than tennis, with fans setting off air horns and banging drums at every point. Edmund said later that he was actually just trying his best to ignore all of the fanfare, to put his head down and play tennis.

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