British star Andy Murray has been a very successful tennis player winning 3 Grand Slams. However, before winning his first Slam he lost many finals and one of those being the 2012 Wimbledon. In 2016, he explained why this loss was heartbreaking and he compared himself to LeBron James while explaining.
In the interview with Graham Bensinger, Andy Murray talked about his loss at the 2012 Wimbledon. He said that the reason why the loss was so heartbreaking was that he could become the first British man to win the title in 76 years. He also said that he was reminded of this every single day.
“Many journalists asked me what it was like. The example I used was someone like Lebron James who was the best player in the NBA but he hadn’t won an NBA Championship. And with every year, that kind of goes on and the pressure builds up and people ask you why you haven’t won and what are the reasons for that.”
Clearly, losing the 2012 Wimbledon was heartbreaking for Andy Murray which is why he came back strong the next year. In 2013, the British star reached the final of the Wimbledon again and he won it by beating Novak Djokovic in straight sets. But this was not the only time he won it.
Three years later, in 2016, Murray won it again by beating Milos Raonic in the final. That was a special year for him as he not only won a Grand Slam but he also became the World No. 1 for the first time in his career.
Sadly, due to injuries, the British star is no longer at the top of tennis. But hopefully, he can regain that position when the ATP returns in August.