7/14/12 2:43 AM | Johan Lindahl
There could not have been more of a contrast between the post-Wimbledon holidays of champion Roger Federer and losing finalist Andy Murray.
With both millionaire players not short of travel money, Murray somehow managed to remain at home in the atrocious wet weather which has ruined the Olympic summer while Federer and family jetted away to a villa on the Italian island of Sardegna.
Federer, holder of a record 17 Grand Slam singles titles, beat Murray last weekend at the All England club under the closed roof of Centre court. But Murray seemed unable to escape both the dire London weather and his disappointing memories after losing his fourth career final at a major.
Paparazzi photos of both players showed the marked contrast. Federer and wife Mirka were snapped relaxing on a yacht during a day trip from Porto Cervo to neighbouring islands. While the pair were not full of smiles, they still looked happier than Murray.
The Scot and long-suffering girlfriend Kim Sears were caught by the paps both in their local village in Surrey as well as in west London's Kensington area.
Murray, slumping around in his baggy trackies and hoodie, was pictured walking one of the couple's dogs, with the No. 4 then posing for a photo with a thrilled passerby. But another photo set documented the downpour which left Murray and Kim Sears running for safety of their car with the food shopping in hand.
Murray, who shed tears after his loss in the home final, had spoken of getting away to his Miami flat but has so far not budged from rain-soaked and chilly Britain.
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