Mur­ray wins sec­ond Wim­ble­don ti­tle

Fiji Sun - - Sports -

A tear­ful Andy Mur­ray says win­ning Wim­ble­don is eas­ier than be­ing the Bri­tish Prime Min­is­ter af­ter post­ing a emo­tional vic­tory at the All Eng­land Club.

The first Bri­ton to post mul­ti­ple tri­umphs at the All Eng­land Club since Fred Perry in 1935, Mur­ray wept with joy post-match. His in­scrutable coach Ivan Lendl was also moved to a rare dis­play of emo­tion as the Scot cel­e­brated his third ma­jor. “I’ve had some great mo­ments here and some tough losses and I’m proud to have my hands on the tro­phy again,” Mur­ray said af­ter down­ing Mi­los Raonic in straight sets.

“I played re­ally good stuff to­day. Mi­los has had a great few weeks on the grass. He’s one of the harder work­ers out there. “And a huge thank-you to every­one who came out to sup­port me. “The Prime Min­is­ter’s (David Cameron) here as well. Play­ing in a Wim­ble­don fi­nal is tough but I wouldn’t want to be prime min­is­ter. It’s an im­pos­si­ble job.” Glanc­ing at Lendl, the for­mer cham­pion he lured out of coach­ing re­tire­ment, Mur­ray said: “He’s just lucky.” Since re­unit­ing with Lendl, Mur­ray is un­beaten in 12 matches.

This is their third ma­jor to­gether, adding to the 2013 Wim­ble­don and 2012 US Open crowns as well as the Lon­don 2012 Olympic gold medal.

Mur­ray, 29, is the first Bri­ton to claim mul­ti­ple All Eng­land Club ti­tles since Fred Perry in 1934-36 with a clin­i­cal 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 7-6-(7-2) vic­tory. Su­pe­rior from the base­line in a dour fi­nal which pre­dictably ex­cited the pulses of a deliri­ously par­ti­san crowd, Mur­ray claimed his third ma­jor — a feat simplified by the ab­sence of neme­sis No­vak Djokovic and Roger Fed­erer. Daily Tele­graph

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