Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Federer Happy for Murray

In the aftermath of his Olympic mens singles final defeat to Andy Murray, Roger Federer has shown his class by saying that he is happy for the 25-year old British player.

“Don’t forget that he is an amazing player already. I thought he played a very, very good Wimbledon Championships. 

So, for me, what I was happy to see is that he didn’t have a let-down, you know, after the Wimbledon final,” Federer said. “It’s easy to come back, best-of-3, you know, go out third round maybe. You just feel more horrible,” he added.

Federer, 30, who has won a record 17 Grand Slam titles during his career, has also tasted defeat in 7 major finals, and he knows what it takes to come back and be successful after a big let down; this is why his praise of Murray will be so well received by the man from Dunblane. 

“He (Murray) came; he won gold. I think this is how champions react. That’s more what I see, and not just actually him beating me and beating Novak back-to-back. We knew he could do that. He was a threat in a big way,” Federer said.

Whilst Federer may be happy to compliment his rival, it is worth remembering that, just four weeks previously, he gave Murray a real lesson in the Wimbledon final and he is sure to bounce back, something that fans of tennis betting should keep in mind.
Federer won’t have to wait long for his chance to add another Grand Slam title to his collection, as the US Open starts at Flushing Meadows on 27th August. 

Federer has won the US Open five times previously, and if he can continue the form that he showed earlier in the year at Wimbledon then he will certainly be hard to beat, regardless of his defeat in the Olympic final.

Murray is now the second favourite to triumph at Flushing Meadows, according to the US Open 2012 odds.

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