Sunday, 7 July 2013

The Day I will never forget!

OK, so it is definitely getting time to stop with the tennis blogs and I promise this will (probably) be the last one I write on the matter for a while. However, for the rest of my life, I will always remember the 7th of July 2013 because today, the 77 years of heartache for British Tennis is over. Today, (Sir) Andy Murray lifted the most important trophy in the world - the Wimbledon trophy!

What a match it was too - Andy winning in straight sets, but what tough sets they were and Novak making serving out the match for Andy as difficult as humanly possible! Truly breathtaking. 

But what is more remarkable is the weight of expectation that Andy had to deal with. As soon as Nadal and Fed went out the tournament people expected Andy to breeze through but no one stopped to think how tough playing tennis is with 60 million people sitting on your shoulders. Almost impossible. 

No matter what Andy goes on to achieve, this will never be forgotten. For no man could have worked harder and in the golden era of tennis to win 1 grand slam is surely a superb achievement. But to win 2 slams and Olympic Gold is something pretty special!

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