Andy Murray revealed in tears that he missed his grandmother's funeral to play in the Davis Cup. An incredible revelation and a very special dedication for the victory. The British champion decided to tell everyone about a truly sad personal story that happened in the last few hours.
In the post match interview, Murray explained: "It's a difficult day for me. It's actually my grandmother's funeral. I feel bad for my family that I can't be there. Grandma, this win is for you." The 36-year-old thus left new proof of how much love he has for tennis and for representing his country in an official competition.
The Glasgow native was moved and burst into tears when he explained what had happened. The Scot lost his beloved paternal grandmother Ellen, the mother of his father Willie. Despite the tragic event that struck and inevitably shook him, Andy found the energy to play the match and win it.
After a first set lost in a tie-break against the Swiss Leandro Riedi, the winner of three Grand Slam titles reacted and won the next two sets 6-4, giving the first point to Great Britain. Here is the video released on Twitter, which inevitably went viral around the web:
Andy Murray broke down in tears during his on court interview at the Davis Cup.
His grandmother’s funeral was today in Scotland.
Andy Murray: "Novak Djokovic won't stop at 24 Slams"
Andy Murray predicted Novak Djokovic won't stop at 24 Slam wins.
The Serbian tennis player won his fourth title at Flushing Meadows, his third Slam of the year, beating Daniil Medvedev in the final.
From New York the Belgrade tennis player then flew to Valencia, to represent his Serbia in the Davis Cup.
Just as, for the same reason, Andy Murray is in Manchester to lead the United Kingdom in the group of this competition.
In an interview given to the BBC, the former British number one praised the twenty-four Slam champion.
Murray explained: "It's up to the young guys to push Novak and try to overtake him. It doesn't look like that's close to happening. Novak has been an incredible player for a long time, like Roger and Rafa. Longevity has been one of the keys to their success.
Longevity Novak's was the greatest. He's been playing at this level for so long now."
Andy Murray not only praises Novak Djokovic, but he proves that he never doubted the Serbian.
Not even when he lost the Wimbledon final against the youngest number one in the history of tennis, Carlos Alcaraz: "After Wimbledon everyone said there would be a changing of the guard, but that wasn't the case for me.
It was quite clear that Novak had won the first two Slams and was very, very close in the Wimbledon final.
In the US Open final he proved once again that he is the best player in the world and, as I said, it is up to the young players to improve enough to catch him.
I don't think he will stop at 24 titles. Alcaraz is an extraordinary player, he is brilliant, but doing what Novak is doing, with the consistency with which he does it, is different. I don't think New York will be the last time Djokovic wins a Slam."