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By Akshay Kohli
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Andy Murray failed to achieve what none of his countrymen has been able to do in the last 76 years, as he lost to Roger Federer in the Wimbledon final. However, tennis legend Boris Becker thinks that the Brit is on equal terms with the greatest players of the game and that Murray was not worried about playing in the final of his home Grand Slam.
The German said, “He played in a Grand Slam final very much like he belongs there. He’s not afraid of the occasion and he can go head-to-head with the likes of Federer and he should take all the positives from that. He should be very proud of his performance. He was spectacular.”
The entire British nation was desperately hoping that Murray becomes the first player from their country to grab the Wimbledon title since Fred Perry in 1936. Becker added, “The poor guy is put under so much pressure throughout the whole Championship. He’s the only hope this country has for somebody seriously having a go at the title. He didn’t buckle, he didn’t falter. He played extremely well and he should build from there.”
Although Murray could not win but he still became the first British player to reach the Wimbledon final in the last 74 years. Becker also congratulated his former competitor and Murray's new coach, Ivan Lendl, who has molded Murray's game very well. Becker stated that the Murray's game and attitude have improved a lot but there is still some room for some improvement.
1996 Wimbledon Champion, Richard Krajicek, joined Becker in praising Murray, saying that this was by far the Brit’s best performance in a Grand Slam final. He added that Murray was just two points away from gaining complete control of the match at one time but he failed in that and momentum shifted in Federer’s favour.
Murray has lost his fourth straight final of a Grand Slam but this was the first time that he managed to win a set.
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