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Great Britain wins Davis Cup

Updated 1507 GMT (2307 HKT) November 29, 2015
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Andy Murray led Great Britain to its first title in 79 years in the Davis Cup after he beat Belgium's David Goffin in three sets in Ghent, 6-3 7-5 6-3. Julian Finney/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Great Britain captain Leon Smith, right, knows how fortunate he is to have Murray on his side. Murray finished at 11-0 in the Davis Cup this year. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Winning the second set was huge for Murray. He clinched the set with a fine forehand winner. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Murray was heavily favored to beat Goffin Sunday. When they played in Paris in early November, Murray lost one game. MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Goffin, Belgium's No. 1, slipped to 0-10 against the top-10 this year. Belgium's wait for a first title continues. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Great Britain took the lead in the series when Andy and older brother Jamie beat Goffin and Steve Darcis in four sets in Saturday's doubles. Julian Finney/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Goffin, right, and Darcis, led by a break in the third set only to be pegged back by the Murray brothers. Julian Finney/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
It meant that Britain captain Smith and his team were one win away from winning a first title since 1936. Julian Finney/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Goffin gave Belgium a 1-0 lead on Friday after he came from two sets down to beat competition debutant Kyle Edmund. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Edmund, 20 and ranked 100th, started brilliantly and took the first two sets 6-3 6-1 against the world No. 16. Julian Finney/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
The British fans who made the trip to Ghent near Brussels were in buoyant mood, sensing a huge upset was on the cards. Julian Finney/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
But it was the home fans who ultimately celebrated more, as Goffin stormed back and in the end won comfortably 3-6 1-6 6-2 6-1 6-0. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Goffin became the first man to come from two sets down in a Davis Cup final match to win since Spain's David Ferrer in 2009. Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images Europe
Andy Murray was Britain's No. 1 and he lived up to his ranking by fending off the 108th-ranked Ruben Bemelmans 6-3 6-2 7-5 to level the series. Julian Finney/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Murray's pregnant wife, Kim Sears, was one of those in attendance at the Flanders Expo. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
There was another familiar face in the crowd, in Belgium's four-time grand slam winner Kim Clijsters. Julian Finney/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Murray improved to 9-0 in the Davis Cup this season, the key man in victories over the U.S., France and Australia. Julian Finney/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images