Andy Murray sent British tennis fans into pandemonium following his historic win over Bernard Tomic in the Davis Cup semi-final. The victory has enabled Great Britain to progress to their first final in the tournament since 1978.
The world No.3 is familiar with creating history for British tennis. In 2013 he was the first British man to win the Wimbledon title in 77 years and in 2014 he became the first player in history to win the US Open and an Olympic gold medal within the same year.
The enormity of winning Wimbledon and the Davis Cup applies a lot of pressure on to Murrays shoulders.
Shortly after his win against Tomic in Glasgow, Tennis World asked Murray how the emotions during this weekend compared to his 2013 Wimbledon final against Novak Djokovic.
“It’s different, I think maybe if it’s the final I would find it a bit easier to compare the two.
Playing the final at Wimbledon and getting close to the finish line there was extremely difficult. I did start to feel all the history, pressure and the tension”. Murray recounted.
The 28-year-old defeated Djokovic to claim his second Grand Slam title.
Comparing that monumental moment with this weekend’s Davis Cup triumph, Murray admitted that he felt more pressure in the build-up than actually playing in front of the packed Scottish crowd.
“This weekend I felt it more before the matches, then once I was out there I didn’t feel it so much.
In the way that I play, I would say that it shows that I wasn’t unbelievably tense on the court, I was more relaxed”. He said.
After booking his place in the Davis Cup final in November, Murray said that he will review his schedule in the next few days to take into account the extra commitment. He confirmed that he will play at the Shanghai Rolex Masters which begins on October 12th.