Unlike many of my friends, I didn’t sit up all night watching Andy Murray’s match. For him, this was probably a good thing because all the evidence points to me jinxing him when I do. The most recent example was during his Wimbledon semi final this year. The only game I watched live – he lost. Then he won the match when I nipped out to get something for dinner. I’ve found that if his matches are on in the background and I don’t actually watch them, he doesn’t lose so I might have got away with having the radio on. Last night, however, I had such a stinking cold that I was in bed by the end of the first set.
It’s fantastic that the boy from Dunblane has won his first Grand Slam. There was a sense of inevitability that this day would come, and I always felt that it would be at the US Open rather than Wimbledon with all its extra pressures, that he would triumph.
Andy Murray has won a lot of friends this year with his emotional display after losing the Wimbledon Final and then winning the Olympic Gold medal on the same court.
Of all the ironies, Murray’s win, as Stephen points out, 79 years exactly since Fred Perry won his US Open title in 1933. Perry’s win came on one of my Facebook’s friend’s dad’s 3rd birthday. Murray’s was his 82nd birthday. Hope you had a good day, Mr S.
Let’s hope that his win inspires kids to take up tennis – and for more tennis facilities to become freely available to all children. Tennis clubs can be prohibitively expensive and there don’t seem to be any north of Easter Ross in Scotland.
Silverware definitely suits Mr Murray. Let’s hope we soon get a chance to see him next to the Wimbledon gold men’s trophy so we can see if that’s an equally good combination. I don’t doubt that we will one day soon.