Imagine yourself winning your first Grand Slam victory. Imagine that it comes after you’ve lost four times in the final of a major and six times in the semis. Now imagine yourself spinning around and catching a glimpse of the crowd. What’s the best thing that could happen here? The best thing in the entire world. What would it be?
If you answered, “Sean Connery pumping his fist”, you are correct.
In addition to his relentless defence, his unyielding will to win and the support of a sympathetic crowd, Andy Murray had one other slight advantage over Novak Djokovic in Monday’s US Open final.
Only Murray had the original James Bond on his side.
Actor Sean Connery watched from courtside, clapping, yelling and even fist-pumping each time his fellow Scotsman won a crucial point. Murray rewarded Connery by eking out a five-set win in nearly five hours, his long-awaited first Grand Slam victory after four previous losses in the final of a Major and six in the semi-finals. (via Tramlines)
The only way it could’ve been better is if the Earth had suddenly split open, and Murray had to choose between saving his U.S. Open trophy or getting out of the stadium alive. Or if cops had rushed in to find Connery, only to have Murray tell them he “vaporized” and been blown out to sea.
It would be reasonable to expect that after notching his first Grand Slam title with an epic, five-hour victory over Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray would be in the mood to celebrate and that the beer would flow like wine when he and 30 of his friends descended upon a New York bar. The beer — [...]
If it's true, as they say, that the toughest Grand Slam title to win is your first, then Andy Murray was right to feel relief, above all, when he finally got No. 1 out of the way at the US Open.
''I certainly was doubting myself a bit, and thinking about the match and how tough it was going to be, and whether I was going to be able to do it or not,'' Murray said...
By Lisa-Marie Burrows
Andy Murray and Ivan Lendl both share many similarities (Photo credit: Getty Images)
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Congratulations, Andy! You are a true fighter and champion!
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