Saturday 29 October 2016

My pride at wedding, by Judy Murray

Published 14/04/2015 | 20:02

Judy Murray launches the new Highland Spring Everyone for Tennis campaign in London
Judy Murray launches the new Highland Spring Everyone for Tennis campaign in London

Andy Murray's wedding with long term girlfriend Kim Sears made his mother prouder than his Wimbledon win, Judy Murray has said.

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The couple, both 27, exchanged vows in front of family and friends at a ceremony in Dunblane Cathedral on Saturday in what has been dubbed "Scotland's royal wedding".

Speaking to the BBC's One Show tonight, Judy Murray was asked if the wedding had made her more proud than her son's 2013 Wimbledon win.

She said: "Yeah, I think so. I mean it was just such a happy family occasion.

"It was the perfect day from start to finish even despite the hailstones and the snowstorms that we had during the course of the morning. It was lovely, just lovely."

Murray ended Britain's 77-year wait for a Wimbledon men's singles winner when he defeated Novak Djokovic on Centre Court almost two years ago.

The wedding last weekend attracted hundreds of visitors to Dunblane and Judy Murray was delighted that local people could be part of the day.

She told the One Show: "It really was a perfect day. It was a very, very happy day and I think everybody was very relaxed and very chilled.

"They've been together for a long time so to see them getting married with all their friends and family around them, and in Dunblane, for me that was very, very special to be able to share it with the people in Dunblane who give so much love and support all the time for him.

"They made such a huge effort and so many of them turn out in not great weather and were there for hours."

Guests lined the path from the cathedral doors and bells rang as the couple left the church on Saturday and were showered with confetti.

Both smiled and laughed and waved to the crowds as they left the wedding venue for their reception at Murray's Cromlix hotel on the outskirts of Dunblane.

One Show host Matt Baker asked if Andy's joy at the wedding will transfer to a happy demeanour on court.

Mum Judy laughed and said: "You'll have to wait and see won't you. I hope so."

Murray was pictured practising in the sunshine on a clay court at Wimbledon today.

The All England Club posted the photographs on Twitter, saying: "No rest for newly-wed Andy Murray. Lovely to see him looking so relaxed on the Wimbledon clay (yes clay!) today..."

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