Andy Murray, 34, admits there were doubts when he lost the 2012 Wimbledon final to Roger Federer. At the time, Murray had been one of the most consistent players on the Tour, but he struggled to qualify for the Grand Slams. After losing the 2012 Wimbledon final to Federer, Murray’s record in a Grand Slam final was 0-4.
Back then, Murray also had a bunch of big Grand Slam appearances that ended in a semi-final elimination. “When I lost that Wimbledon final in 2012 to Roger, the pressure was still mounting, questions were being asked about me and if I could win a Grand Slam, if that was even possible,” Murray said.
“I asked myself these questions too. I was working very hard to get it and I couldn’t cross the line.” Murray was very emotional after the 2012 Wimbledon final bursting into tears. “After that game, obviously I was very upset for a few days, like I had accepted that it wasn’t happening, [that] I may not win a major.
But what I could control was the effort and everything I did to try to move forward, to keep improving,” Murray said. A month later, Murray crushed Federer at the Olympics in London in 2012 to win his first gold medal.
Weeks after becoming an Olympic gold medalist, Murray defeated Novak Djokovic in the US Open final to finally win his first Grand Slam.
Waske comments on King Roger
Former tennis player Alexander Waske recently praised Roger Federer for his authenticity despite his fame and success.
“In my eyes, you are the best when you are not only successful, but have changed the whole game. Roger Federer has done this in an impressive way. His elegance and style of play did not exist before, as well as this down-to-earth attitude.
I have the greatest respect for him, not only as a player but also as a person,” Waske said. “Roger doesn’t care if the camera is on or not. He’s the way he is, friendly and not just kind to people in high positions.”
However, he is back in training and is expected to return to action later this year. “As for the rest of his career, I hope he doesn’t end his career on sick leave. It would definitely be a loss for him.
I would like him to restart and bring all his magic to life,” Waske said. “For him, it’s about leaving the tennis court with dignity and playing.”