Andy Murray gives Aegon GB Davis Cup Team perfect start in Glasgow


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Andy Murray got the Aegon GB Davis Cup Team off to the perfect start with a 6-1, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 win over Donald Young at the deafeningly loud Emirates Arena.

Home favourite Murray extended his singles record in the competition to 20 wins and just two defeats as he displayed flashes of brilliance to dispatch Young in one hour and 58 minutes.

Roared on by more than 7,700 supporters the world No.5 overcame a third set fight back from Young to ensure Leon Smith’s men got the first point on the board.  

                            Andy Murray and Leon Smith by Getty Images

Andy Murray singles record in Davis Cup by BNP Paribas

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Davis Cup fansAfter receiving an emotional welcome from the Glasgow crowd in his first time playing in Scotland since winning Wimbledon, Murray raced through the first set.

A double fault and two missed smashes from Young handed him the first break before a stunning passing shot saw him break for 4-1.

On serve, Murray didn’t lose a point all set, holding all three times to love as the fans celebrated in style.

The second set followed a similar pattern with Murray, who comfortably beat Young in straight sets in San Diego last year, in full control.

A two set advantage was sealed in 47 minutes with Young just winning 18 points in total and Murray making only one unforced error.

But the world No.47 improved in the third and held his first five service games before silencing the crowd when he broke his opponent with his first break point to take the set 6-4.

Donald Young by Getty ImagesThoughts of a five set thriller were quickly put to bed early on in the fourth though when Murray broke for a 2-1 lead.

Another break for 5-2 was soon on its way after the point of the match when an amazing inch-perfect lob and angled smash from the Scot sent him on his way to victory.

A backhand volley winner sealed Young’s fate with Murray fist-pumping across the court in celebration before James Ward takes on John Isner in the second rubber. 

Quotes from the day:

Andy Murray said: "It was pretty special. I'm glad I managed to play a good match and win.

"I played at an extremely high level for the first two sets and it was tough to keep that intensity up.

"My emotions were high when I came out and I had a lull in the middle of the third set but I managed to have a good fourth set."

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