Smith lavishes praise on Murray

Great Britain captain Leon Smith has described Andy Murray's Davis Cup-winning performances as one of the "greatest" achievements in the United Kingdom's sporting history.

Murray won 11 of the 12 rubbers he played in the entire tournament; defeating David Goffin 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 in the second last singles rubber of the final to hand his side victory.

"It has to be one of the best achievements of all time. It's incredible for all of us to watch how he's managed to win that many rubbers, especially when you look back at the tie against France and also the Australia match, obviously a lot of fatigue, he managed to find a way through,” Smith told the Evening Standard.

"I hold Andy in the absolutely highest esteem. I can't talk highly enough about him. He's put his whole body, his whole mind on the line every single time for the team. We're all grateful and proud of him."

Murray did not comment on how the achievement ranks amongst other British sporting triumphs, but the two-time grand slam winner did say it topped any on his previous victories.

"We'll all remember this year for the rest of our lives, regardless of what happens in the rest of any of our careers. Nothing may ever top this now,” Murray said.

"Hopefully we can win it again next year or we can go on to win grand slams and Wimbledon or Olympics and stuff. But this will definitely be one of the highlights of all of our careers.

"So we have to make sure we enjoy the next couple of days because I know how much hard work and effort goes into moments like this."

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