Andy Murray delights Lake District Tennis fans by winning US Open

Take heart all ye who have laboured for decades, double faulting, hitting the ball long or into the net and throwing up dodgy drop shots. Andy Murray leads the way and shows us that even a man with goofy teeth and hair can triumph. I salute you Andy Murray, 5th Grand Slam final and if you lost it….


It isn’t just that he’s the first British man (ok scotsman) to win a grand slam for 76 hundred years, or the fact that he acheived it on the 76th anniversary (to the day) that Fred Perry won the US Open (seeded third) – it’s more the fact that neither Rafa, Fed or Djokovik had to beat a previous multiple Grand Slam winner to bag their maiden title. Great for the game in the UK – Ivan Lendel might even crack a smile – happy days.