Andy Murray wins US Open Grand Slam!! That must be going to headlines all over the British by tomorrow. At least that is already happening in the online media. Sure enough, the news about Grand Slam wins by Andy Murray, a British, can not be taken lightly, considering how many has passed since British sportsman/sportswoman leading victory in Major Sport event.
Andy Murray‘s maiden grand slam title at the U.S. Open on Monday could signal the start of a collection of major silverware, according to former British number one Tim Henman. Andy Murray overcame the defending champion Novak Djokovic by 7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 in the US Open final on Monday night to finally win his first grand slam title at the fifth time of asking.
Tim Henman well knows the burden Andy Murray has shouldered since bursting on to the scene in 2005, shortly before the four-times Wimbledon semi-finalist retired having failed to end the country’s interminable wait for a men’s grand slam champion.
“I definitely see him going on to win more (grand slam titles),” Henman told the BBC. “How many he can win only time will tell. “Hopefully, we’re not anywhere near where Andy Murray can get,” Lendl said when discussing Murray’s breakthrough after four grand slam final defeats.
Former British Davis Cup coach John Lloyd said Andy Murray had put to bed any doubts about his big-match temperament.
Ivan Lendl, the man credited with bringing an added steel to Andy Murray’s game, is convinced that the Scotsman is now poised to go on and win multiple majors after his breakthrough US Open victory against Novak Djokovic last night.
Ivan Lendl has said, “I didn’t come here to have a good time, I came here to help Andy win. “It was an incredibly tough match and obviously it felt great at the end. The victory came nine weeks after Murray shed floods of tears on Centre Court following his loss to Roger Federer in the Wimbledon final, and just four weeks after he gained revenge over the world No 1 on the same court to win Olympic gold, and now Andy Murray wins US Open.
Ivan Lendl joined Andy Murray’s coaching staff at the end of last year. He too won his first grand slam after four finals defeats, before going on to claim eight major prizes. Andy Murray now looks well set to emulate him further.
After losing in four previous Grand Slam finals, Andy Murray outlasted defending champion Djokovic 7-6 (10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 after nearly five hours to become the British man to win a Slam since Fred Perry captured the Wimbledon and the U.S. Championships in 1936.
At last, for Britain, the “Fred Perry curse” has been broken — although until Murray wins Wimbledon, it won’t be fully put to rest.
In a message posted on Twitter, Prime Minister David Cameron said he was “delighted Andy Murray is continuing a golden summer of sport by winning the U.S. Open. A truly great victory.”
It may a great years for British Sportman. The summer began with Bradley Wiggins becoming the first British rider to win the Tour de France. Then came the Olympics, where Britain recorded its best showing in 104 years with 29 gold medals (including Murray winning the men’s singles) and 65 medals in all. Britain celebrated the close of the Paralympics on Sunday after winning 120 medals, including 34 gold.
It also came in Murray’s fifth Grand Slam final, following in the footsteps of his coach, Ivan Lendl, who lost in his first four Grand Slam finals before going on to win eight major titles.
On the sports pages, the Mirror launched a campaign for a Murray knighthood: “Arise Sir Andy: Grand Slam Glory at Last. Former British player Greg Rusedski said Murray can only go higher.
“So much confidence has come from Andy’s Olympics win and Lendl has added a great presence,” said former British player Roger Taylor, a four-time Grand Slam semifinalist.
This is such as proud moment to be British. Oh Well, I would like to congratulate Andy Murray for winning 2012 US Open grand slam.