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'Best feeling ever' to watch Andy make history: Judy Murray

July 08, 2013 11:30 IST

'Best feeling ever' to watch Andy make history: Judy Murray

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New Wimbledon champion Andy Murray's mother Judy has revealed that it was the best feeling ever to watch her son enter the history books at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.

-For once Murray did not let the occasion get to him

-British media rejoice in 'History Boy' Murray's triumph

According to The Sun, even the Prime Minister of England David Cameron expressed his happiness at the win, along with saying that it was an amazing day for Britain and for British tennis.


Image: Marion Bartoli of France poses with the Venus Rosewater Dish trophy and Andy Murray of Great Britain poses with the Gentlemen's Singles Trophy
Photographs: Julian Finney/Getty Images

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Emotional wreck

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Murray demolished World No.1 Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 with his mother saying that Novak was a great competitor and to bury him, one had to play really well, adding that Andy brought in his A game to the final and that's why he won.

Judy said that she was an emotional wreck following the win but it was the best feeling ever and she did not even remember what happened in the last game.


Image: Judy Murray (right) and Kim Sears attend the Wimbledon Championships 2013 Winners Ball
Photographs: Julian Finney/Getty Images

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Mix of relief and joy

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However, Andy's mother also said that it would be a mix of relief and joy and her son would be absolutely over the moon.

She further said that although it was a three-set win, it had been a real battle and after 77 years, the nation could finally celebrate a British winner at Wimbledon.


Image: Gentlemen's Singles Champion Andy Murray of Great Britain poses with his mother Judy Murray
Photographs: Julian Finney/Getty Images
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'Holding this trophy has been my dream'

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New Wimbledon women's champion Marion Bartoli, said "Holding this trophy has been my dream since I was six years old."

The 28-year-old Frenchwoman clambered through the cheering crowds to hug her father Walter and coach Amelie Mauresmo.


Image: Marion Bartoli
Photographs: Julian Finney/Getty Images

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'What does not kill you makes you stronger'

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What Bartoli did do, however, is rely on her motto of "what does not kill you makes you stronger" as she blocked out the pain to become the first Frenchwoman since Mauresmo in 2006 to hoist the famous trophy and achieve something that she had dreamt of for "millions of hours".

"You go through pain, you go through tears, you go through low moments, and when it actually happens... you feel like you're almost not walking any more on earth. You're really flying," said Bartoli, who like her idol Monica Seles plays double fisted on both sides.


Image: Marion Bartoli
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