Andy Murray Wins Wimbledon, Then Corners Benedict Cumberbatch for 'Sherlock' Scoop

Andy Murray Wins Wimbledon, Then Corners Benedict Cumberbatch for 'Sherlock' Scoop

From where I sit in the cheap seats this is a shameful state of affairs in a nation that is apparently losing the will to live when it comes to participating in exercise, far less play a sport which is less expensive than most, including for example golf.

World number one Novak Djokovic (pic) pulled out of the Davis Cup tie after his shock Wimbledon third-round exit to America's Sam Querrey.

Federico Delbonis, the world number 40, is the South Americans' top player while Fabio Fognini, ranked 36, leads Italy's challenge.

This was his 11th Grand Slam final, but the first against someone other than Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer. He is not just going to go away because he has had one bad tournament.

After all he needs to string together just four wins in a row to qualify for the medal round, which is something he has done twice within the last month.

"I put myself in a position all of the time in these events to win them". He was playing much better than me off the baseline, he was more effective there. I've learnt not to be afraid of failing. If Raonic was to win his first grand slam title, he'd have to go 5-sets for the third time in a fortnight.

However, the 29-year-old is expected to watch from the sidelines as he rests after his Wimbledon triumph and ahead of a packed summer schedule which includes the Olympics next month as well as the US Open.

Murray, the world number two, is still officially listed in the British team for the Friday-Sunday tie on outdoor clay in Belgrade.

Murray has won all 12 of his matches since recently roping coach Ivan again, who was also in charge of the Scot's backroom team when he last won Wimbledon.

Afterwards, Murray reflected in what he had achieved and was sure to recognise it this time, as opposed to his first success three years earlier against Djokovic.

And now the question becomes whether his third major championship will propel to him to more - and, if so, how many more?

A video posted on Wimbledon's official Twitter page, titled 'Benedict Cumberbatch meets his biggest fan...' shows Benedict and his wife Sophie Hunter praising Andy for his performance in the final. "It had been so long, I was so relieved that I'd done that". Andy will be looking to be fresh and ready to defend his Olympic crown that he won back on the grass at London 2012, and by skipping the Davis Cup it is probably the right decision if he's to be successful on the hard court in Rio.

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