Andy Murray’s sensational Wimbledon straight sets victory will not only inspire a generation of British kids but youngsters in Cayman too.
That’s the prediction of Jeremy Superfine, president of the Cayman Islands Tennis Federation.
Murray became the first British man to win Wimbledon since 1936 after crushing Serbian Novak Djokovic in straight sets on Sunday.
The 26-year-old Scot equalled Fred Perry’s achievement 77 years ago by powering past world No.1 Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4.
Superfine said: “What a great game! My prediction before the match was 3-1 to Novak but I don’t think he played his best tennis after a gruelling semi-final.”
Superfine believes that Murray’s historic victory can be repeated and is definitely not a one-off.
“Yes, I think Murray can win Wimbledon again,” he said. “First, let’s see if he can win the US Open again and then the Australian Open.
“I think Murray’s win can inspire a new generation of talented up-and-coming young players in Cayman.
“What he has achieved is amazing. I remember when he first came on the scene playing as a wild card entry at Queens, it looked like he had the talent but his grand slam winning ability was certainly not convincing. It just shows how hard Murray has had to work to achieve great results.
“I think people like Novak’s personality and, despite Murray making history, there were many who still wanted Novak to win. Even though Murray is Scottish, you can’t take away the fact that he is British and has broken the 77-year wait.”
Murray is world No. 2 and Superfine can see him making the leap to top spot. “I think he can be No. 1. It’s amazing what he has achieved in an era that includes legends like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Djokovic.”