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Andy Murray, Who Was Knighted by the Royal Family, Delivers a Poignant Speech About Queen Elizabeth’s Legacy: ‘A Chance to Celebrate’

Published 09/13/2022, 2:56 PM EDT

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Andy Murray, a former world No. 1, gave an emotional address in which he thanked the Royal Family and paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth. During an interview with Sky Sports, Murray expressed his sorrow upon hearing of the Queen’s passing.

The former Wimbledon champion said that the Davis Cup match scheduled for the Emirates Arena in Glasgow would be a wonderful occasion for fans to show their respect for the monarch


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A period of silent contemplation for the nation

On September 8th, at the age of 96, Queen Elizabeth II passed away at her Balmoral Castle in Scotland. As queen, she has presided over the longest reign in British history. But, as Murray pointed out, “she obviously had an amazing life.

Talking about the Queen, the three-time Grand Slam champion said, “It’s obviously been a very sad week with the news about the Queen passing away, but I think here will be a chance for everyone to show how much she meant to everyone.” 


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About the Davis Cup match between Great Britain and the United States on Wednesday, September 14, the three-time grand slam winner said, “I am sure there will be songs sung and a minute’s silence observed” in honor of Queen Elizabeth II, as sports organizations around the world observe a moment of silence.


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He further added about Britain’s Davis Cup campaign and said, “I think here, these few days when GB are competing, will be a chance to celebrate her and everything that she did.

The time when Andy Murray was awarded a knighthood


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After winning three Grand Slam titles and the Olympic gold medal, Andy Murray was knighted by the British Royal family in 2019. Recalling about the time he played at Wimbledon, with the Queen in attendance, he said, “I was very fortunate to get the opportunity to play in front of her and compete at Wimbledon when she came along to watch, which was a really nice memory for me.

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The former No. 1 is excited to be back in Scotland and to play in the Davis Cup. In his first game, Murray will join his compatriots, Cameron Norrie, Dan Evans and Joe Salisbury.


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Murray said “It’s an opportunity for us to use all of the players in the team, it’s pretty exciting”

Following their match against the United States on September 14, Great Britain will face the Netherlands on September 16 and Kazakhstan on September 18, both at home. It will be exciting to see if Great Britain advances to the group stage of the Davis Cup Finals in Malaga in November. Watch this space for more updates.



Payal Ahuja

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Payal Ahuja is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. She has extensive experience in delivering lectures as a faculty for tests like GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, and IELTS. Payal is an avid sports fan, with a particular interest in tennis and cricket.

Edited By: Tony Thomas