• No time for Murray celebrations as history beckons

    7/8/12 3:46 AM | Johan Lindahl
    No time for Murray celebrations as history beckons Stoic Scot Andy Murray has been keeping his sometimes volatile emotions well bottled up after reaching an historic Wimbledon final, with the player apparently taking his cue from iceman coach Ivan Lendl.

    The influence of Lendl is unmistakable in the bulked-up Murray game. "I spoke to him after the match," said the fourth seed after beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga for his final place. "He said 'Good job. You did really well. What time do you want to practice tomorrow?' That's it; there's no time for anything else."

    Murray was short on celebrations after booking the title bid, first for a Briton since 1938. While his box leaped to their feet in delight as he finished off his semi-final in four sets, Lendl - sunglasses firmly in place - sat impassively.

    With national expectations now weighing heavily, Murray is doing his best to avoid putting even more pressure on himself. "It's not the end of the tournament yet," said the player who has lost two Grand Slam finals to Sunday opponent Roger Federer, a six-time Wimbledon winner.

    "The time for all (celebration) comes when I'm done. I won't celebrate. I'll just enjoy this evening. I'll go back home, have a nice meal with my girlfriend...that's it."

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1. Djokovic 12 500 pts
2. Murray 8 750 pts
3. Federer 8 670 pts
4. Ferrer 6 970 pts
5. Nadal 6 385 pts

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