He had to bring his A-game after his team fell behind early, and he did just that.
Great Britain’s Andy Murray filed a straight-sets victory in the Davis Cup final’s second singles match after David Goffin came from way behind to grab a five-set victory in the opening encounter. What’s more, Murray did it on a surface favoring the home team, Belgium, via points such as this 21-shot beaut:
Murray defeated Ruben Bemelmans 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 to level the final in Ghent, Belgium. He did so by way of imposing his power, precision, guile, and scampering—that scampering!—on his opponent, ranked just outside the ATP World Tour’s Top 100.
The Davis Cup final continues Saturday with doubles play ahead of Sunday’s reverse singles. Expected to play each day, Murray remains the arguable King of Grind in the game.
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