Monday, 15 June 2009

Andy Murray

Andy Murray makes history by becoming first Brit to win at Queen's in 71 years.

Murray became the first Briton in 71 years to triumph at Queen's, with a straight sets victory over American James Blake, 29.
Having won 7-5, 6-4, he rushed over to the sidelines to plant a big kiss on his mother Judy, who was there to cheer him on alongside his girlfriend Kim Sears.
The 22-year-old Scot has always found the weight of the nation's Wimbledon dreams a heavy burden to bear. Now expectations are even higher that he will be the first British champion since Fred Perry, 73 years ago.

Tougher and more focused, he has come a long way from the big-haired teenager from Dunblane who won his first Tour singles match at Queen's four years ago.
He is determined to do better than last year's Wimbledon when he was knocked out in the quarter-finals by Rafael Nadal. Murray has never had a better chance before this year.

Well done, Andy! An item of news to uplift the spirit, among the gloom and doom, despair and destruction. I'm not much interested in sport, but if Britain does well, I certainly cheer.

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