“I’m getting closer,” were the words Andy Murray let out shortly after his loss to Roger Federer in the Wimbledon Gentleman’s Final Sunday.
For Federer it was his record tying 7th Wimbledon championship. For Murray it was as close as any British man has come to winning a singles title at the All-England-Club since Fred Perry won in 1936. The obviously biased crowd cheered the efforts of the Scotsman after the match, chanting “AN-DY” before Murray gave his emotional speech.
Murray who won the first set of the was overwhelmed by Federer 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4. Murray was graceful in his sportsmanship with Federer, but being so close to something that has eluded the 25-year-old in his young career was too much.