Murray Mania sweeps the Nation

July 11, 2013

ATP Tennis News

Congratulations to Andy Murray, Wimbledon Champion.  Photo: The Sun

Congratulations to Andy Murray, Wimbledon Champion. Photo: The Sun

There have been many things for Great Britain to celebrate over the last 18 months: A Royal wedding, the Queen’s Jubilee, the Olympics in London, Andy Murray winning the Gold at Wimbledon and a little Royal baby on the way, but on Sunday, Andy Murray gave another big cause for celebration – winning at Wimbledon.  Whether you are a Brit or not, the long historical weight has been etched into the minds of tennis lovers globally after a 77 year weight for a male British champion.  Murray became the first male champion since Fred Perry in 1936.

Quite rightly so, the Scot was beaming from ear to ear holding his trophy at the celebratory event in the evening.  After last year’s heartache losing against Roger Federer in the final, many wondered if he would ever overcome it and reach the final again.  Not only did he overcome devastating loss, he responded y winning the Olympic Gold medal at Wimbledon two weeks later against Federer and then was crowned the US Open Champion in New York, where he won his first Grand Slam.  That was how Andy Murray dealt with the situation.

Impressively, Murray defeated the world No.1, Novak Djokovic, in straight sets to lift the coveted trophy and all across Britain there were dubious and well-deserved celebrations.  Djokovic took the loss well, (at least in front of the camera he did) and was very gracious in defeat.  The Serb would have loved to have won the title for the second time in his career, but it wasn’t meant to be.

During and after the win, Murray was supported by many who hoped he would win. He was congratulated by Her Majesty the Queen, Prime Minister David Cameron was there and what was even more magical (well, at least for me anyway!) was  the fact that the beautiful Bradley Cooper and Gerard Butler were there as wonderful cheerleaders!

Gerard Butler and Bradley Cooper made great cheerleaders.

Gerard Butler and Bradley Cooper made great cheerleaders.

On Monday, the newspapers were emblazoned with pictures and stories all over the newspapers about Andy Murray and his victory.  I can imagine it was one of the very few times that Murray enjoyed reading about himself in the papers…

This may be one of few occasions where Andy Murray has enjoyed reading about himself in the papers.

This may be one of few occasions where Andy Murray has enjoyed reading about himself in the papers.

Congratulations Wimbledon Champion, Andy Murray!

 

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About Lisa-Marie Burrows

Lisa-Marie Burrows has a MA in Sports Broadcast Journalism and is a freelance sports journalist. She has covered many national and international tennis tournaments and has worked in Paris for Eurosport News channel. She is a member of the International Press Association and a journalist for its online magazine, IMPress. She has contributed articles for various leading websites including www.tennisgrandstand.com, www.worldtennismagazine.com, www.tennisbloggers.com, www.tennisscoop.co.uk and www.olympictennis.net. Lisa-Marie operates her tennis website www.tennisnewsviews.com where you can read her reports. She can be reached at lburrows@internationalpress.com or on Twitter @TennisNewsViews.

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