Andy Murray’s father Will Murray has shared that he can’t even tell in words how much he is proud of his son after the British number one reached the Wimbledon final.
He also urged his son to prepare in the best possible manner as he will be facing one of the best players in the history of the sport in the next match.
Andy defeated French player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the semi-final to become the first player from his country to proceed to the Wimbledon final in the last 74 years. He will now face six-time former champion Roger Federer in the final and try to become the first British player to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry captured the Wimbledon crown for the last time in 1936.
Will Murray said, “I can’t tell you the pride a father feels on seeing his son go into the final of Wimbledon. It is something a lot of people have waited for and Andy has done it now."
He added, “But he has to be prepared. The job is only half done and he will know he will have to be at his very best. When he looks to the other side of the net, he will see Roger Federer, who has won the title six times. So Andy will have to be ready."
Andy’s father, who is area manager with a chain of newsagents, went on to say, “Getting to the final will mean a lot to him, but he will know that there is still one more match to win. But I am extremely excited and proud of him. We will celebrate after the match together.”
Unlike Andy’s mother Judy Murray, Will Murray does not often come to watch his son’s matches. However, he has been continuously sitting in the player’s box in the last fortnight.