Tennis, Andy Murray

The Queen should reward Andy Murray with Knighthood for services to Great Britain

9/12/12 in Tennis   |   KurtKingsley   |   1856 respect

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Andy Murray is still in disbelief – The Scotsman reminisced about his historic win at the US Open but was unable to settle over how he’d managed to record such an impressive feat. Nonetheless, Andy Murray admits this victory brought relief and helped over come doubts about his talent.
 
The gold medalist from the 2012 London Olympics has never been bothered about rating himself in the list tennis greats. Well, before Monday Andy Murray had zero Grand Slam titles under his belt. Now, the 25-year-old Briton can proudly talk about one.
 
“I always felt when I was younger it was going to happen,” said Andy Murray, who emotionally admitted it was his lifelong dream to win a Grand Slam title. “But the older you get, you do start to doubt it. At the Australian Open and Wimbledon this year, they were two very close matches [against Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer respectively] and I got so close.
 
“I wouldn't say I was preparing for it not to happen but you do start to think that way. Before the match -yesterday I was doubting myself, thinking about the match and how tough it will be, if I would be able to do it or not. I am just glad I have done it and I hope it's not the only grand slam I can win.”
 
Great Britain has been unable to come up with powerful tennis players. In recent history, Andy Murray can quite easily be labelled as their best product and their best shot at gathering titles in future tournaments.
 
Andy Murray admits he feels responsible in this aspect, but he won’t let himself be burdened by the pressure of performing. Andy Murray told reporters that he was eager to celebrate after his victory over Novak Djokovic, but his support staff was already bringing the house down.
 
“The problem was that when I arrived, everyone was so drunk already,” Andy Murray said. “It would have taken a while to catch up so I didn't bother.”
 
Andy Murray flew back home to England last night. An Olympic parade-like event has been scheduled to honor him in Glasgow on Friday.
 
“It's a shame I missed the one in London, but I would like to try to go back for the one in Glasgow,” Andy Murray said.
 
“I'd also like to go home and see my family and just be around them. I haven't got to see them that much and they've always supported me. But I would also like to get a few days to myself just to take everything in and just be normal for a few days before doing any of that.”
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