Britain's Andy Murray arrives for a practice session on day 12 of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2012. Andy Murray will play Switzerland's Roger Federer in the men's singles final at Wimbledon tomorrow, Jul (credit: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)
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Andy Murray is arguably the hardest-working and most driven man in professional tennis, but even he sometimes benefits from the backing of his fans. Having made it through to the Wimbledon final, the Scot was quick to acknowledge the support that he’s received, and to ask for another day of encouragement.
“They've helped me out through some tough moments the last couple of matches, and I'll definitely need it again on Sunday,” said the world No. 4. “It's a great challenge, one where I'm probably not expected to win the match, but one that, you know, if I play well, I'm capable of winning.”
Murray is proving to be a very popular figure this week, and he’ll be a real icon in Britain if he wins on Sunday. He’s also got a few key political figures cheering him on.
“I'll be watching the final on Sunday and, like the rest of the country, will be getting right behind Andy Murray,” said Prime Minister David Cameron. “I wish him the best of luck.”
Alex Salmond is also backing Murray. “The whole of Scotland will be right behind Andy on Sunday, and I'll be there in person to help cheer him on,” remarked Scotland’s First Minister.