After his historic win at Wimbledon, Andy Murray is not JUST a sporting hero having become the only Briton wearing shorts to win Wimbledon but has also extended his remarkable charitable attitude to his life by donating all his £1.6m winnings to the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. Beating Novak Djokovic in this historic 3 set match, he has now been recognised for his achievement by many sporting and show business personalities along with the Prime Minister and more importantly by the Queen herself.
Murray’s straight sets 6-4 7-5 6-4 victory over the world number one ranked Novak Djokovic was a tense and exciting no holds barred affair when Murray, from Dunblaine in Scotland, became the first Briton in 77 yrs to take hold of the prestigious men’s singles final gold cup trophy.
From when he surfaced on the tennis radar, Murray was regarded as a lacklustre individual with little character to attach any recognition to but in the past 2 years he has morphed himself into one of the classiest and gutsiest players in the world.
On top of the sporting magnitude of this latest achievement we have witnessed the depth of this remarkably focused 26 yr old when he graciously donated yet another massive sum of prize money to a charity close to his heart.
This documentary has input from a multitude of key sporting critics and is a very descriptive account of how Murray has been affected by the occurrences in Dunblaine on the tragic day whilst he was pupil there. This demonstrates the potential for individuals to rise above deep personal tragedy to reach the absolute pinnacle of their career and affect all others around them…you can almost forget the tennis… this is a story of a person who has seen deep tragedy and come through it…an inspiration. Add to this the fact that Murray’s opponent, Novak Djokovic, in this fabulous Wimbledon final has his own very emotive story to tell….maybe adversity sets one on a set course?
If all highly paid sportsmen recognised their influence on their own supporters and followed Murray’s example then we would perhaps see them in a much better light….Massive respect to this sporting legend at 26… from anyone associated with charities and all those people who will now benefit as a result of this great sporting occasion….keep up the great work Andy.