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Sunday, July 8, 2012
Seven times Wimbledon champion Roger Federer paid tribute to Andy Murray, who he beat in the final at the All England Club.
The Swiss star triumphed in four sets to win his 17th Grand Slam title but hoped that the Brit wins a Grand Slam title.
“I think he’s done so, so well, to be quite honest. Because I see him every day. I see him, what he goes through on a daily basis on tour.
“At Wimbledon I think he handles it so perfectly, to be quite honest. I think he’s giving himself so many looks at big titles.
“I really do believe deep down in me he will win Grand Slams, not just one. I do wish him all the best. This is genuine. He works extremely hard. He’s as professional as you can be.
“Things just didn’t quite turn out for him in the finals that he hoped for. But today I’m sure he got another step closer to a Grand Slam title for him. I really do believe and hope for him that he’s going to win one soon.
Murray described Federer as one of the best athletes of all time and the Swiss star was grateful for the praise.
“It’s nice, obviously, having had I’d say a positive effect on the game of tennis in the first place, that I was able to live a dream in the first place, I guess, here in tennis,” he addred.
“I want to leave the game better off than when I came into this great game, which was already unbelievable with the great rivalries we had: Becker, Edberg, Courier and Agassi and Sampras. You name it, there were so many other great ones I must have forgotten.”