London, July 7(ANI): Andy Murray, who became the first British tennis player to reach a Wimbledon final since 1938, has said he won’t be celebrating right now as his job is not completed yet, and added that he would require to play perfect tennis to beat Roger Federer in the final.
Murray beat Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 in the semi-final, and has an opportunity to create history by becoming the first Brit to win at the All England Club since Fred Perry in 1936.
“It’s not the end of the tournament yet. I spoke to Ivan (Lendl, his coach) after the match and it was, “Good job, you did really well. What time do you want to practise tomorrow?” That’s it, there is no time for anything else,” The Daily Mail quoted Murray, as saying. I’ll just enjoy this evening, go back home and have a nice meal with my girlfriend and play with our two dogs. I won’t be celebrating, the time for that stuff comes when I am done,” he added.
Murray, who has lost two Grand Slam finals against Federer without even winning a set in them, said he has learnt from his past experiences in the finals of major tournaments, and believes there is no scope of error against the Swiss.
“I’ve learnt from those matches and, in tennis, every day is different. Roger is one of the greatest players ever and he’s very, very tough to beat here. It’s a great challenge, one where I’m not expected to win the match and there will probably be less pressure on me because of who he is,” Murray said.
“I need to try to make sure I play the perfect match on Sunday, and I know that if I play well I’m capable of winning. There’s a lot of stress at this time of year. At the end of today’s match it was obviously very emotional, it meant a lot to me,” he added. (ANI)