Wimbledon 2012 Latest News: Andy Murray says ‘I lost to the greatest of all time’
The United Kingdom celebrated history after 74 years as Andy Murray reached the finals of the Wimbledon 2012 but lost to Roger Federer.
The Britain number one lost to the world number two Roger Federer 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 on the Centre Court of the Wimbledon 2012. After a thrilling rampage, Murray repeated history after 74 years to become the first Brit to reach the finals of the Wimbledon.
The Centre Court crowded with 15,00 fans saw history in creation while the Scot still lost a great match he lead in the first set. Murray said, “I’m getting closer. Can I just take a second? Right, I’m going to try this and it’s not going to be easy,” and broke into tears after the match.
On the other hand, Roger Federer was congratulated by Murray on his seventh Wimbledon title – equalling Pete Sampras’ record. Murray said, “Everybody always talks about the pressure of playing at Wimbledon and how tough it is,” he said. “It’s not the people watching, they make it so much easier to play. The support has been incredible. So, thank you.”
However, Murray considers Roger as the best tennis player of all times and did not hold himself back to congratulate his idol.
Murray said, “You know, it was good to get there. I lost to a guy that’s now won this tournament seven times and is No 1 in the world. So if that’s your best chance, then we’re talking about one of the greatest athletes of all time here, like we’re saying. Got to put it in context a little bit.”