ANDY MURRAY VICTORIOUS AT WIMBLEDON – If you are not a fan of tennis then the next few days are going to bore you silly for no matter where you look online or in any newspaper or magazine Britain will be celebrating Andy Murray’s victory at Wimbledon.
After 77 years of the coveted trophy eluding a British subject, finally what was seen as a curse has now been lifted.
From the photographs it’s nice to see David Cameron enjoying the thrilling final with yet another day off from public office; but let’s not make this about Cameron, this is about Andy Murray and he made tennis fans and the British public as a whole feel a sense of real pride and achievement.
The Wimbledon final really was a gripping finale to Wimbledon in which Andy Murray showed real determination; from the look on his face you could see that he didn’t want yet another year of Wimbledon to slip through his hands and with real conviction he pushed to finally lay 77 years of disappointment to rest with a victory over Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4.
So what’s next? The Queen sent Andy a personal message of congratulations and that there is now speculation that a Knighthood is likely to be awarded for his efforts.
It was of course a grueling final; not just because Andy was under enormous pressure to deliver a Wimbledon final for Britain but also due to the heat which at sometimes hit a sweltering 50C (122F) on the centre court.
The crowds, his girlfriend and above all Andy’s mum were just beaming with joy and Andy will now certainly go down in the history books of the man who brought back Wimbledon to Britain.
I have to say I am not a fan of tennis but I did watch this particular match; mainly due to its significance. It is often easy to forget just how much dedication goes into being an athlete and certainly for Andy Murray the years of training, toil, heartbreak and sheer determination paid off in spectacular style.
Well done Andy!
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