Sir Kenny hails Murray’s ‘un­be­liev­able’ sport­ing achieve­ments

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Sir Kenny Dal­glish said: “I think Sir Andy Murray has had a ca­reer that he can be proud of. He has served his sport well, his coun­try well and been a fan­tas­tic am­bas­sador for both.

“His achieve­ments have been un­be­liev­able con­sid­er­ing the era he has played in and be­ing against three of the all-time greats in Nadal, Djokovic and Fed­erer.

“For him to have won Wimbledon twice and other Grand Slams as well as two Olympic golds speaks vol­umes for his abil­ity, men­tal­ity and ded­i­ca­tion. Not only that, the sac­ri­fices he will have had to have made for the best part of al­most 20 years to get to the very top of his pro­fes­sion.

“But what makes his achieve­ment more spe­cial is the fact it was an in­di­vid­ual sport and not a team game.

“He had to achieve it all on his own and has never had any­where to hide or some­one to lean on when he was not feel­ing 100%.

“Also, when you look at his young life and what he has had to over­come from the tragedy at Dun­blane it’s tes­ta­ment to his char­ac­ter and men­tal strength. Is he the great­est Scot­tish sports per­son of all time? For me, why does there need to be a league ta­ble? We should just en­joy and ap­plaud the achieve­ments of Sir Andy Murray and all the other suc­cess­ful peo­ple in sport. And fi­nally, for me there was noth­ing wrong with him show­ing emo­tion and shed­ding a few tears dur­ing his me­dia con­fer­ence the other day. It showed that it was real and gen­uine.

“I hope Sir Andy en­joys his re­tire­ment when­ever it be­comes of­fi­cial. One piece of ad­vice I can give him, from per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence, is that you never get day off when you re­tire!”

Kenny Dal­glish

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