Great Britain’s top tennis player Andy Murray failed to win the Wimbledon title but he won hearts of all the people who watched him weeping after losing the match.
The Brit could not hold his tears after going down at the hands of Roger Federer and losing the chance to become the first player from his country to win at the All England Club in the last 76 years.
Murray one the opening set but squandered the opportunity, losing the match in four sets 6-4, 5-7, 3-6, 4-6 after a battle of three hours and 24 minutes.
This was Murray’s fourth consecutive loss in the final of Grand Slams. He had already lost in the final of 2008 US Open and 2010 Australian at the hands of Federer. The Brit had also went down against Djokovic in the title match at last year’s Australian Open.
Speaking during the post match prize distribution ceremony, Murray started by saying in heavy pathos, "I'm getting closer [to winning]."
The Scotland born stopped after that and fell into tears. He controlled himself after few seconds and continued again.
"I'm going to try this [speak] and it's not going to be easy. Firstly, I'd like to congratulate Roger. I was getting asked the other day after my semi-finals: 'Is this your best chance?' You know, Roger's in his 30s now. But he's not bad for 30 a year old. He played a great tournament, he had some struggles earlier on with his back and showed what fight he has still has left in him so congratulations, you deserve it."
Murray thanked his family for supporting him at the biggest and toughest tennis tournament in the world throughout the last fortnight. The Brit could not stop his tears after looking at his brother Jamie Murray, mother Judy Murray and girl friend Kim Sears. Judy and Kim also failed to stop their tears on seeing Andy like that.
The 25-year-old stated, "I'm going to try and not look at them [his family] otherwise I'll start crying again but everyone in that corner over there that's supported me. This tournament is always tough and you did a great job so thank you."
Murray thanked the crowd in the last for their support. He said, "Last of all [thanks] to you guys. Everybody always talks about the pressure of playing at Wimbledon, how tough it is but it's not the people watching [ that makes it tough] – they make it so much easier to play. The Support's been incredible, so thank you."
Federer, who is one of the greatest tennis players of all time, is famous all over the world and has his fans in every country but despite that most the crowd at the center court of Wimbledon was in the support of Murray on Sunday.
Murray could not win the title but at least he became the first British player to reach the Wimbledon final since Bunny Austin in 1938.