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Andy Murray: 'Davis Cup success a team effort'

Andy Murray believes that Great Britain's success in the Davis Cup is down to constant progress over the past few years.

Andy Murray has described reaching the semi-final stage of the Davis Cup as a "great achievement" for Great Britain.

The world number three beat Gilles Simon in four sets at Queen's Club on Sunday to help secure a place in the final four of the competition for the first time in 34 years.

Murray played a big part in things by also earning a victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, while linking up with brother Jamie to see off Tsonga and Nicolas Mahut.

However, in his weekly column for BBC Sport, the Scotsman said: "You can't win the Davis Cup on your own and reaching the semi-finals has been a real team effort. When you consider it's been 34 years since Britain has got this far, beating a team as strong as France to reach the semis is a great achievement for everybody involved.

"Roger Federer is one of the best players to ever play the game, and it took him until last year to win the Davis Cup. He might not have played at every opportunity, but he needed Stan Wawrinka to step up his game over the last couple of years to help him get there.

"I think our rise through the different Davis Cup zones has been the quickest by any team but our success has still been built over a few years, and I don't think anyone in the British team has crumbled. Everyone has produced when it matters."

Britain will now face Australia on home soil in September for a place in the final.


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Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates defeating Milos Raonic of Canada in the quarter final during day seven of the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament at the Caja Magica on May 8, 2015
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