Murray sends Britain to Davis Cup World Group

Updated: Sep 15, 2013, 18:42 PM IST

Umag: Andy Murray secured Britain`s return to the Davis Cup World Group after a five-year absence when he defeated Croatia`s Ivan Dodig 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 in a playoff rubber at Umag on Sunday.

That made the match score 3-1 in Britain`s favour with just the second of the reverse singles to follow.

Wimbledon and Olympic champion Murray won his opening singles on Friday and teamed up with Colin Fleming to win the doubles on Saturday.

Dodig, who beat Dan Evans in straight sets on Friday, put up some resistance early on but tired badly in the second set and Murray coasted away to clinch the win that puts Britain back among the elite of world tennis.