British number one Andy Murray has stated that the constant rigors of playing tennis at the very top level has taken its toll on him and added that he would like to take some time off from the game in order to be fully fit and fresh by the time the Olympic Games torch is lit in London in just about a fortnight’s time.
Murray came agonizingly close to making history when he became the first British male tennis player to reach the final of Wimbledon, the most prestigious Grand Slam title in tennis in 74 years but failed to break the barren run of British players not winning the title on home turf that stands at 76 years.
And talking about his extremely emotional interview on court after the match, Murray admitted that as a sportsperson, it is extremely difficult to keep the emotions in check. He went on to add that having come so close to the title, he would have liked to lift the trophy but Roger Federer, who won his 7th Wimbledon title was just a class apart.
Andy Murray also said that he tried to hide the tears during that interview but he was overcome by the intensity of the feeling, the agonizing pain of defeat, as any fans who watched the live tennis online will appreciate. However, Murray admitted that the final against the new world number one was the best Grand Slam final he has ever played in and by far the best he has ever felt on court.
He said that he felt so down that he went straight back home, having been drained emotionally and although he tried to avoid thinking about the match, he couldn’t. Andy Murray is now hoping that he will be able to replicate his Wimbledon form in the London Olympic Games, the tennis events of which will be held at Wimbledon as well. It’s still got to be worth a bet on Andy Murray winning the Wimbledon title at some point in his career!