Roger Federer reveals his wish for Andy Murray at Wimbledon

Roger Federer called Andy Murray “a special man” and expressed a hope to see the Briton doing well at this year’s Wimbledon. Murray, a three-time Grand Slam champion, openly admitted that his big wish is to make at least one more strong Wimbledon run before retiring.

Last year, Murray came to Wimbledon with big hopes but disappointingly ended up losing in the second round. This month, Murray won back-to-back Challenger grass titles in Surbiton and Nottingham. Federer, who beat Murray in the 2012 Wimbledon final, is hoping 36-year-old Murray does well at The All England Club this year.

Federer rooting for Murray to do well at Wimbledon
“Andy is a special man and I’m very happy he’s still able to play. He loves it. He truly loves it. With all the complications he’s had with his hip, it’s amazing to see that he’s still going and I think we all should give him like, a proper sort of round of applause if you like, because what he’s going through and what he’s achieving with what he’s gone through is incredible.

Funny enough, he just won a Challenger, in Surbiton. I played that back in ’99, lost in the semis. And he won the same week as Novak [Djokovic] got to this incredible record of 23 Slams, that also deserves so much respect. So I’m a big fan of Andy’s as well and I wish him all the best for Wimbledon as that’s his best surface in my mind, especially nowadays.

So I hope he wins many, many rounds at Wimbledon in a couple of weeks,” Federer told Sky Sports. In the 2012 Wimbledon final, Murray was up by a set before Federer stormed back to win in four sets and prevent the Briton from winning his first Grand Slam title.

After the final, Murray became very emotional and broke down in tears. But it didn’t take long before Murray became a Grand Slam champion as the Briton won the 2012 US Open and Wimbledon titles in 2013 and 2016.


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