Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/5/12
Andy Murray has watched enough Centre Court celebrations to know what Wimbledon winners typically do, and he obliged rather thoroughly Sunday despite never having done so himself. He dropped to his knees at the service line. He man-hugged Roger Federer -- the man he had just beaten, 6-2, 6-1, 6-4, for the gold medal -- at the net. He climbed into the stands to kiss his girlfriend. Then, this being an Olympic match, he added a few wrinkles for the partisan fans who had been with him all day. The Scotsman jumped in the air, fists pumping, and wrapped himself in a British flag as they sang "God Save The Queen" in unison while the medal dangled from his neck. "The atmosphere in all the stadiums, everybody has just been so happy to be a part of it," Murray said. It was this self-fulfilling circle of optimism, Murray feeding off the crowd and the crowd emboldened by his success and so on and so forth until the whole vibe felt so very not British. After being in London for almost tw...
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