“It is Inspiring”: Everton FC’s Captain Compares Andy Murray with Cristiano Ronaldo After Wimbledon Championships 2021 Run

Published 07/02/2021, 7:54 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 30, 2021 Britain’s Andy Murray celebrates winning his second round match against Germany’s Oscar Otte REUTERS/Toby Melville


Former World No. 1 Andy Murray got off to a brilliant start at the Wimbledon Championships 2021. He recently won his second-round match against Oscar Otte at the Grand Slam and played some really amazing tennis, especially in the last set.

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A lot of tennis legends and athletes are praising Andy Murray for his phenomenal show at the Wimbledon Championships 2021. One of them is the captain of the Everton Football Club, Seamus Coleman. He revealed that he watched Murray’s comeback documentary, and that inspired him as well.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 28, 2021. Britain’s Andy Murray reacts during his first-round match against Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili REUTERS/Paul Childs

“To see him back doing what he is doing is incredible. I watched the documentary on him when he was trying to come back from his hip problem and it was brilliant. The financial need is not there for him to do what he does, but he still has that desire and that passion to play his sport and try to get back to the top,” said Coleman in a recent interview.

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Coleman highlighted that Murray has been playing some really incredible tennis at Wimbledon. He also stated that one can still see the desire to succeed in him.

“Seeing what he has been doing at Wimbledon this week has been amazing. That drive and will to be a successful sportsperson, you can see that in him,” added the captain of the Irish football team.

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Seamus Coleman compares Andy Murray to Cristiano Ronaldo

In an interesting statement, Coleman also compared Murray to football legend, Cristiano Ronaldo. He emphasized that just like Ronaldo, Murray has the urge to win and be the best player.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 30, 2021. Britain’s Andy Murray celebrates winning his second-round match against Germany’s Oscar Otte REUTERS/Toby Melville

“It shows what you need to do to get to the top and all the elite sportspeople have it. Ronaldo has shown it in football for many years and it is inspiring. They just want to be the best. They don’t lack for anything financially and yet they still have that competitive spirit and desire to win,” concluded Coleman.

Interestingly, Murray himself is a big fan of Ronaldo. The Portuguese legend even gifted Murray a brand new T-shirt recently.

Currently, Murray is in the third round of the Wimbledon Championships 2021 where he’ll face Denis Shapovalov. Fans have huge expectations from him and want him to deliver. Will he be able to win his third Wimbledon title this year?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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