HEAD racquet rebel Andy Murray showed an incredible performance in his first Wimbledon final, adding himself to the Wimbledon history books despite his loss to Roger Federer. Murray was the first Briton to play a Wimbledon final since Bunny Austin in 1938 and had been hoping to become the first home winner since Fred Perry in 1936. Murray claimed the first set to level up the hopes of his home crowd but finally lost in four sets 6-4, 5-7, 3-6, 4-6 against the 30-year old from Switzerland, who had beaten Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals.
The Scot's tears welled up after almost three and a half hours of a match which had to be ended under the closed Centre Court roof due to heavy rain in London.
"That's the best I've played in a slam final," said the proud world No. 4 who played with his new YouTek IG Radical Pro. "I created chances and I obviously went up a set. Even in the last two sets, I still had chances. Especially in the game in which I got broken in the third set” (a 20-minute game with ten deuces). "I played a good match. I made pretty good decisions for the most part, so I'm happy with that."
The HEAD player will rest for a week before turning his attention to the London Olympics along with fellow racquet rebels including Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova. Djokovic and Sharapova are both looking to reclaim their No.1 positions in the world rankings in the second half of the tennis season; Novak Djokovic had been at the top of the ATP World Tour rankings for exactly one year.