Aegon GB Davis Cup Team one win away from writing history after thrilling doubles win


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The Aegon GB Davis Cup Team are just one win away from writing history after Andy and Jamie Murray united for another spectacular doubles victory.

Belgium threw everything at them on Day 2 of the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Final but some Murray Magic at crucial times saw them claim a thrilling 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 win. 

Leon SmithWhen the curtain dropped to a crescendo of noise inside The Flanders Expo the Murray brothers stood focussed and ready to produce yet another incredible performance under the highest of pressure.

Andy carried on from where he left off overnight, holding his first two service games to 0 while the changed Belgian pair of David Goffin and Steve Darcis, who had never played together in a Davis Cup tie before, raised their level.

In front of deafening noise from both sets of fans, it was the British pair who came under pressure first after eight game of the highest quality.

A break point was saved at 4-4 before the brothers, who were the first siblings to grace a Davis Cup final since the Bryan Brothers in 2007, broke Goffin on their first set point in the next game.

The home team were not flustered and carried on swinging freely to produce some ridiculous lobs and angles in the second.

British fansJamie was broken to go 2-1 down and despite putting the pressure on the British stars could not prevent their opponents getting back on level terms.

A topsy-turvy third looked like it could have gone either way as five breaks of serve made for a tense set of tennis on the clay.

When it looked like they might be in trouble, another gear was always found and after breaking Darcis to 0, the third time they had broken in a row, Andy confidently served it out.

Into the fourth we went and the boys in blue continued to pile on the pressure, breaking Darcis to take an early advantage.

Jamie then held a marathon service game to all but seal the rubber, somehow holding from 0-40 down and saving seven break points in the process to soften the resolve of the Belgian duo.

After Darcis was broken once more, serving the match out was left to the older Murray to spark fanatical scenes in Ghent. If Andy can overcome Goffin tomorrow, the Davis Cup trophy will be heading to Britain for the first time since 1936!

Murray Brothers record in 2015 Davis Cup

Beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga & Nicholas Mahut 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(5), 6-1
Beat Sam Groth & Lleyton Hewitt 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-7(6), 6-4
Beat Steve Darcis and David Goffin 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

Murray brothersAndy said: “To play in a Davis Cup Final with your brother and to win a point for your country is obviously great. We may never get the chance to do that again. So have to enjoy that.”

“I just trust him when he's on the court. Not just because he's my brother, but because he's an exceptionally good tennis player.”

Jamie added: “We didn't panic. We stayed composed throughout, fought hard for each other and got our rewards.”

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