Britain wins doubles, 1 point away from Davis Cup title

ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 29, 2015 11:56 AM
Britain wins doubles, 1 point away from Davis Cup title
Britainís Andy Murray, right, and his brother Jamie Murray return against Belgiumís Steve Darcis and David Goffin during their doubles Davis Cup final tennis match at the Flanders Expo in Ghent, Belgium, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

NESHA STARCEVIC
AP Sports Writer

  
GHENT, Belgium (AP) — Britain is one point away from lifting the Davis Cup title for the first time in 79 years after winning Saturday's doubles against Belgium.

Brothers Andy and Jamie Murray beat David Goffin and Steve Darcis 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 to give Britain a 2-1 lead in the final going into Sunday's decisive reverse singles.

Andy Murray could seal Britain's victory in Sunday's first match against Goffin.

The brothers fought off seven break points in the fourth game of the fourth set to stay one break up and rode that advantage to clinch the match as the Belgians' spirit collapsed.

The two teams were split 1-1 after the opening singles on Friday.

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