Belfast Telegraph

Friday 25 July 2014

Editor's Viewpoint: A real pair of aces

Andy Murray did himself proud by being the first British player to reach a Wimbledon men's singles final since 1938, and there was no disgrace in losing to the majestic Roger Federer.

There was no disgrace either in the young Scotsman showing deep emotion as well as graciousness in defeat and, although he did not win Wimbledon this time, he won many more fans.

Meanwhile there was consolation in the achievement of Englishman Jonathan Marray who, with Danish partner Frederik Nielsen, was the first Briton in 76 years to win a Wimbledon men's doubles final. This win by the outsiders underlined yet again why the wonderful unpredictability of sport makes it so riveting to watch.

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