Andy Murray spurred on by tearful Wimbledon defeat

Andy Murray lost the Wimbledon final to Roger Federer last year before becoming the Britain's first Grand Slam champion in 76 years when he won the US Open in 2012.

updated: June 22, 2013 23:52 IST
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London: Andy Murray believes the seeds for his historic Olympic and US Open triumphs were sown by his tearful defeat to Roger Federer in last year's Wimbledon final.

Murray was bidding to become Britain's first men's champion at the All England Club since Fred Perry in 1936, a quest he resumes as the second seed from Monday.

He admitted Saturday that the four-set loss to Federer, which ended with him conducting a live TV interview in floods of tears on Centre Court, stiffened his resolve in the weeks ahead.

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