Andy Murray said that he was feeling “very emotional” after Great Britain beat the US in the Davis Cup, in a win that impressed price per head wagering companies and fans all over the world.
The Scot successfully beat John Isner in straight-sets, giving the hosts a lead of 3-1, but the player said that the fans and his team-mates’ attitude helped him clinch the victory.
The 27-year-old player said: “The effort and attitude of everyone in the team was excellent. I feel we deserved to win because of that.
“Everyone fought extremely hard especially when we were behind in the matches, no one gave up and everyone played every point extremely hard.
“It’s a big win. It means a lot to everyone, all the staff and the players.
And tennis fans all over the world can imagine how much the win must mean to the Scot and to Great Britain.
“There’s a great synergy in the team and that builds the emotion and togetherness. It gives you that extra incentive to perform and fight for every single point.
“I was very emotional the whole weekend. I know the team extremely well, the players and the staff.
“I was proud of them as team-mates and also as friends and my brother of the way they performed and thought in this arena and under that much pressure. All of them did incredibly well. I was proud to be part of their team.”
James Ward was able to take out Donald Young 7-5 in the first set, but his fans were very worried when they saw that the player had no choice but to pull out due to a problem with his knee, and the tie ended with the British players clinching a win of 3-2.
“My knee hurt so I pulled out and I’m playing on Tuesday in Indian Wells,” said Ward, who will fly with Murray to California. “I need to get going and I probably wouldn’t have made my flight tonight.
“It was a dead rubber and I’m sure everyone understood the situation.”
GB are set to advance to the final eight to take on France when the following round gets underway between the 17th and 19th of July. Price per head wagering companies can see that the British are off to a great start, and wonder if they’ll keep up their very fine performances on the court.