Monday, January 31, 2011

Andy Murray's time 'yet to come': Tennis Scotland

Andy Murray's time is "still to come" despite his defeat in the Australian Open final, Tennis Scotland has said.

The BBC quoted a spokesperson, as saying that everyone was "extremely disappointed" at Murray's failure to win a Grand Slam title on Sunday, but felt sure he would fight back.

Murray lost previous finals at the 2008 US Open and the 2010 Australian Open.

The last British man to win a Grand Slam title was Fred Perry in 1936.

Dave Macdermid, spokesperson for Tennis Scotland, told BBC Scotland's news website: "It is extremely disappointing and we are all gutted for Andy but Djokovic played absolutely wonderful tennis and deserves that credit.”

He added: "However, as one of only a handful of genuinely world-class sportspeople that Scotland has, we are absolutely convinced that Andy's time will come, sooner rather than later."

He said: "Andy can play a lot better. We know he's got it in his locker. It's just unfortunate that today was not meant to be."

Scotland’s first minister Alex Salmond said: "Andy Murray has taken Scottish tennis to a place it has never been, and is a fantastic ambassador for his sport.”
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