Home comforts inspire Murray to Davis Cup win

AN EMOTIONAL Andy Murray helped Britain to a comfortable Davis Cup victory over Luxembourg in Glasgow yesterday.

Murray broke down in tears after his 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 win over Gilles Muller put Britain into an unassailable lead – James Ward later beat Mike Vermeer to put the seal on a convincing 4-1 victory.

The British No1 (right), who was again watched by a large contingent of family and friends from his home town of Dunblane, broke down in tears as he was interviewed on court after the match. When asked how much it meant to win in front of a Scottish crowd, Murray said: “I don’t get the chance to come back here very often, so…”

The world No4 could not finish his sentence before describing the crowd as “amazing”. Murray put on an impressive show for his home crowd to set up a Europe/Africa Group II play-off against Hungary.

Captain Leon Smith will be desperate for his best player to make the tie, which comes in the week after the US Open in September, after he turned this contest on its head following Ward’s opening defeat by Muller on Friday.