Andy Murray compared to Novak Djokovic by McEnroe
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Andy Murray, 34, has candidly shared his daughter’s advice after his five-set loss to Canadian Denis Shapovalov in the third round of Wimbledon. The former world number one said and multiple grand slam champion also revealed his mixed feelings about his first Wimbledon victory in 2013.
Speaking to the Big Issue, Murray said: “I got home and my daughter said, ‘Daddy, you’re home because you lost another tennis match.’
“And I said, yeah, I did lose.
“And she said, ‘When you lose something you should try and try again.’
“So yeah, I lost at Wimbledon, but then I spoke to my kid and she gave me the advice that I give to her when she’s upset. So that was nice.”
Murray also recounted his experience winning Wimbledon for the first time in 2013 to Novak Djokovic.
He became the first British man to win the Wimbledon singles title since Fred Perry in 1936.
He explained: “If I’m honest, the whole experience of that first Wimbledon win was a strange one emotionally.
“It’s difficult to explain – you would think that winning something like that, achieving your dream, you’d be filled with joy and happiness.
“But you know, I just felt a bit numb.
“I was unbelievably tired from the match, and I had to go to the Champions’ Dinner, being pushed and pulled in all different directions down to what brand of suit I was going to wear, things I couldn’t care less about.”
But following last month’s US Open defeat to Stefanos Tsitsipas, Murray spoke out against his rival’s actions, claiming Tsitsipas’ time off the court “influenced the outcome of the match”.
In the post-match press conference, Murray delivered his assessment of the encounter.
He said: It’s not so much leaving the court. It’s the amount of time, it’s nonsense and he knows it.
“That’s annoying for me because it sounds like sour grapes because you’ve lost a match.
“I would have said the same thing if I’d won, I promise.”
He explained: “It’s just disappointing because I feel it influenced the outcome of the match.
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