Unlike the other master talents of his ilk, who have a record unbeaten runs and unrealizable number of title wins combined; Murray is not having the typical aura associated with a superstar. Instead, he is someone whose success story is one which involves incessant hard work and like he said after his victory yesterday, 'tough losses'.

The Majors’ trophies have been eluding the Scot and falling into the laps of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic ceaselessly since 2013. To put things into better perspective, he has ended three Majors as a runner-up since his last Wimbledon victory in 2013, and all have been against Djokovic.

So this time when both his nemesis were out of the court nursing bad form and injuries, all eyes were on Murray; and for the first time in the recent history, he was subjected to the pressure of being the favourite to lift the trophy.

Wimbledon 2013 was indeed very, very special for Murray; so much so that he could not even celebrate his historic win in the luxury of his own private moments. The interests of an entire nation rested on the shoulders of this tall man who refused to give up. And that is how Britain found a male Wimbledon champion after 75 long years.

The charm of Murray's excellence is the humanness of it. He makes mistakes, repeats them, learns his lessons, and strikes back. He has a realization that his best is yet to be revealed and hopes that time comes soon to cherish that golden moment.

We will wait for that moment with Murray and when it does come, we will hold the precious memory in our minds as firmly as he held the trophy yesterday after owning it.

By: Ira Shukla


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