Also those assuming Nadal being here would mean no USO for Andy- if he takes Ferrer's seeding spot, given the events that unfolded, it probably would have been even easier for Murray (imagine Djoker and Nadal grinding for 6 hours and then comeback to face a fresh Murray the next day)
Wow, so pleased that Andy has finally managed to win one. I watched the match right up until 0-2 in the 4th set when I started to get that sinking feeling. I went to bed at that point fully expecting to wake up and see that Novak had yet again performed a minor miracle and won in 5, so I was pleasantly surprised to see that Andy somehow halted the momentum and held tough mentally to win. I can't wait to watch the replay highlights of the 4th/5th sets later.
All those haters who said Andy wasn't a good enough player and would never win a slam must now eat humble pie. Of course they wont go away and I suspect it will now be Murray's appearance/personality (i.e doesn't play with a beaming smile or smarm the press like Federer) that those people will use as an excuse to attack him.
I actually think this is good for tennis. We now have a "big 4" and of course this will encourage others (Del Potro, Ferer, Berdych, etc)to believe that they can also pull off a slam win. As good as Novak , Roger and Rafa are it is dull watching them win every slam all the time.
Still trying to process this HISTORIC moment! What does it mean?????? What an historic summer for TEAM GB. Thank god for Murray's Olympic Gold. It spurred him on. A magnificent champion. So much talent. Not winning this would have been a serious crime.