Being from Scotland and a fan of tennis, the success and failures of Andy Murray have been a big part of my sporting life. After finally winning a grand slam last year and winning gold at the London Olympic games, it seemed things were looking up for the Dunblane tennis star.
A strong minded performance against Roger Federer in the semi-final left Murray fans hopeful that he could repeat his performance against Djokovic in the olympics semi-finals which saw him race to a relatively easy victory. Unfortunately the world number one showed his class and strength with the match finishing 6-7 (2-7) 7-6 (7-3) 6-3 6-2. This means the Serbian is the first man in 46 years to win three consecutive grand slams in Melbourne.
So yet another Grand Slam chance missed by the Scot, however I think he can keep his head held high, because in no way did he lose the match for himself, Djokovic won it through superior shot making and tactics. In the post match interviews, Murray told reporters “I played a good second set, I created quite a few chances but didn’t quite get the, that was the difference”
He’s still one of the greatest British tennis players of all time and therefore deserves a lot of credit for getting this far. Of course we’d love to see some more grand slam wins, as i’m sure he would to, but I personally think there is nothing wrong with coming a close second when your competing against one of the greatest players of our time.
C’MON ANDY, DAE IT FUR THE SCOTS
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