Andy Murray: ´After the 2012 Wimbledon final, I thought I might never win on the big stage´


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Andy Murray: ´After the 2012 Wimbledon final, I thought I might never win on the big stage´

2012 and 2013 are probably the two most important years in Andy Murray's career. The Briton won the gold medal at the London Olympics and his first Major at the US Open in 2012, and became the first Briton in 77 years to win Wimbledon, in 2013.

All these successes came after his tough loss to Roger Federer at Wimbledon in 2012, in his first final at Wimbledon. 'After losing that Wimbledon final, I began to accept that I might never win on the big stage, which sounds pretty negative but it actually helped me mentally,' said Murray to the ITF Olympic Book . 'It was an incredible feeling to be able to turn the tables and win the Olympics.' Speaking in detail about that success over Federer, in a rematch of their Wimbledon final, Murray added that it did not change the media attention because he'd been in the spotlight as a top-player. 'It gave me confidence to win my first Grand Slam title at the US Open,' added Murray, who thinks that the experience of playing in the Olympics is something different since the event doesn't take place every year.

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