My best tennis is ahead of me – Andy Murray

By Daily Sports on July 11, 2016

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Andy Murray says he hopes he is yet to reach the best part of his career after beating Milos Raonic 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-2) in the Wimbledon final.

The British world number two has won two other Grand Slam titles - the 2012 US Open and Wimbledon in 2013.

"I still feel like my best tennis is ahead of me, that I have an opportunity to win more," said the 29-year-old.

"Everyone's time comes at different stages. Hopefully mine is still to come."

Murray's victory was his third from 11 Grand Slam final appearances, but he said that each of his previous final defeats - all against Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer - had contributed to his success.

"Failing's not terrible. I put myself in a position all of the time in these events to win them. Haven't won them all of the time. I've lost a lot of close ones against great players most of the time," Murray added.

"Learning from my losses is something I've done throughout most of my career.

"I think the last three months have been some of the best I've played in terms of consistency."

Winning Wimbledon in 2013 ended Britain's 77-year wait for a men's singles champion and Murray added that this triumph was more enjoyable without that statistic hanging over him.

"I feel happier this time, more content," he said.

"Last time it was just pure relief, and I didn't really enjoy the moment as much, whereas I'm going to make sure I enjoy this one.

"I feel like this is for myself more than anything, and my team as well. We've all worked really hard to help get me in this position."

Murray's mother Judy, Great Britain's former Fed Cup captain, claimed that 2016 was "just as special but not quite so stressful" as 2013.

"From being a very promising junior to getting where he got to, there was a constant, 'When are you going to win Wimbledon?'," she said.

"It was just relief when he actually did it so I think he will be able to enjoy this one a whole lot more."

•Text from ngrguardian.com. Photo shows Andy Murray.

Source Daily Sports

Posted July 11, 2016


 

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