Murray dedicates win to grandmother after missing her funeral
A tearful Andy Murray dedicated a Davis Cup win to his grandmother Ellen after revealing he missed her funeral because it was the same day as his match. Murray gave Great Britain a winning start against Switzerland by edging past Leandro Riedi 6-7 (7-9) 6-4 6-4. Overcome with emotion, Murray said: “I’m sorry to my family I’m not able to be there. Gran, this one is for you. “I spoke to my dad about it and he said ‘she’d want you to play’. He said ‘make sure you win’ – so I did.” After clinching a hard-fought win over 21-year-old Riedi, Murray told the crowd about the emotional strain he was playing under.
Great Britain captain Leon Smith said he did not know about the situation, adding Murray playing in “very, very difficult” circumstances demonstrated the player’s strength of character. BBC
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