Watching Andy Murray win US Open was 'more nerve racking' than watching Manchester United says Sir Alex Ferguson
Tuesday 11 September 2012
Sir Alex Ferguson today admitted watching Andy Murray win his first Grand Slam tennis title in New York had been more nerve racking than being in charge of Manchester United on match day.
Ferguson raced from a business meeting in Manhattan to join the Murray camp at courtside while another Scottish Knight, Sir Sean Connery, was in the President’s Box at Arthur Ashe stadium.
After the 4hrs 54mins battle which ended with Murray defeating defending champion Novak Djokovic 7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2, Ferguson told Standard Sport: “That was far more nerve racking than a Premier League match.
“I am usually in control of things but I wasn’t tonight!
“ I am very proud for the boy because he puts in a lot of hard work and showed what a top player he is against Djokovic.
“When he really needed to produce the goods he did and that is the real test of a champion.
“It was an absolute privilege to be at the final and see Andy win the title and I love tennis.
“It was a really special moment.”
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