Wimbledon Day 13 | Murray and Hingis take the Mixed title


Wimbledon Day 13 | Murray and Hingis take the Mixed title

I wasn't going to play and I wouldn't be standing here now if it wasn't for her. It was just a great opportunity for me to play and to really feel like you could do good things on the court and have a great shot to win.

"For every British player or for any tennis player, you want to win Wimbledon".

He said the atmosphere was "strange" in Centre Court because the British support were "a bit split with Heather and me". For me, it was kind of an easy decision [when she asked]'. It's a great achievement.

"I approached Jamie because he is a very nice guy and everybody knew I had been..."

'He said he came in the middle of the first set, ' Jamie said afterwards. A slightly mis-hit return from Hingis set up two break points for the top seeds on the Watson serve at 3-3 and they took the second to get the vital break as Watson hit a forehand into the net. Joey Lithgow, from Salford, said: "I was keeping one eye on my Twitter feed when Lewis was racing". I think that's what matters. He said he didn't watch it.

Murray will hope the specialist can get to the bottom of the issue in time for his planned appearance at the Rogers Cup from August 7 before the final Slam of the year, the US Open, which starts at Flushing Meadows on August 28.

Murray went into the tournament struggling with a hip problem and revealed that it played a big part in his inability to defend his Wimbledon crown.

Hingis, who celebrated a 17 Grand Slam and was Wimbledon singles champion in 1997, was delighted she sent Murray the message to make it a Swiss double after Federer's eighth singles triumph which proceeded the mixed encounter. 'I'm not used to people saying "no",' she said. "It worked out... definitely".

With regular yells from the crowd cheering on both Watson and Murray, fans threw themselves into the match.

They have yet to drop a set this year but will face their toughest test yet in the final in the form of Henri Kontinen and Heather Watson. Very pleased with how my singles have gone over this whole grass court season. Mixed doubles is very popular at Wimbledon and with a guaranteed British victor, the fans probably would have been happy either way.



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