Judy recalls Andy Murray's first Wimbledon title in 2013: 'He didn't forget me'



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Judy recalls Andy Murray's first Wimbledon title in 2013: 'He didn't forget me'

Judy Murray recalled her son Andy Murray's first Wimbledon singles title in 2013 in a column for The Sunday Post.

Judy Murray on Andy Murray's first Wimbledon title

In the column, Judy Murray says, "People often ask about the moment Andy “forgot” about me during his victory lap after winning his first Wimbledon title in 2013.

The truth is, he just couldn’t find me! The Centre Court players’ box is mixed, so each player gets 18 seats for their entourage, who have to sit side by side. It’s already a stressful situation, but sitting alongside the other player’s family and team members makes it even worse.

The previous year, when Andy lost in the final to Roger Federer, I found it incredibly uncomfortable. So, in 2013, I moved into the stands. When he won, he climbed up to the box to celebrate, but I wasn’t there. I didn’t want to rush down for fear of being accused by the media – again – of being “the ultimate pushy parent”.

Then everyone in the crowd was shouting “What about your mum?!” so I felt I could go down and hug him. Looking back, it seems ridiculous certain sections of the media made me feel so self-conscious.' Judy says she will be missing being at Wimbledon this year as she has been for the past 17 years but will make up for it by watching some of the classic matches from Wimbledon that are being aired on BBC Sport.

"Thankfully, I won’t need to spend the next week reminiscing about the memorable moments I’ve witnessed over the last two decades, as BBC Sport have been airing classic matches and special one-off documentaries – as well as tonight’s second episode of the “Murray Weekend”.

And I will actually be able to enjoy clips from their matches because I already know the outcome – supporting from the stands or the sidelines is total torture." Judy Murray is the mother of Jamie Murray, who reached No.

1 in the world in doubles, and Andy Murray, a former World No. 1 in singles. In December 2011 she was elected to lead the British Fed Cup team as their captain and remained there till March 2016. She was also appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to tennis, women in sport, and charity.