TEARFUL Davis Cup hero Andy Murray admits Great Britain are “punching above their weight” after he led them into the competition’s semi-finals for the first time since 1981 yesterday.
Murray came from a set down to record a hugely gutsy win over Gilles Simon that earned Britain a 3-1 victory over France and a last-four tie against Australia in September. It is the furthest Britain has progressed in the Davis Cup in Murray’s lifetime, and it owed nearly everything to the Scot, who won both his singles rubbers and Saturday’s doubles alongside brother Jamie at Queen’s Club.
“This team has done amazing things,” said the world No3. “We’re punching above our weight here. We’re in the semi-finals now of the biggest competition in tennis. It’s been a long road back from where we were a few years ago. I’m just proud to get here and hopefully we can do well against Australia.”
Murray looked exhausted early in his third best-of-five-sets contest in as many days, but fought back to force a tie-break in the second set and won 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3, 6-0.