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Saturday 20 September 2014

James Lawton: Andy Murray may learn drama of winning

Virginia Wade's charge that Andy Murray is a "drama queen" may have been a gratuitous insult from the former Wimbledon champion to Britain's best player since the formidable Fred Perry. But, who knows, it may have hit a nerve in a way that might just concentrate the mind of a player who doesn't always seem to be utterly in charge of himself.

Also of some help may have been the impressively dogged demeanour of Novak Djokovic while emerging from the crisis imposed by Italian AndreasSeppi on what promised to be the day of his tennis life at the French Open. Though invited to disintegrate, the world No 1 acknowledged sublime work by his opponent on the way to a two-set deficit. Then, dispersing the pressure which has been building for some time according to the cognoscenti, he did what great champions do. He got hold of himself and went for the upstart's throat.



From the Serb, Murray might note, there is just one recurring drama. It is of a superb player finding a way to win.



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