Marray admits to title shock
New British men's doubles champion Jonny Marray admits his historic achievement at SW19 has yet to sink in.
The 31-year-old became the first Brit to win the men's doubles for 76 years when he and Danish partner Freddie Nielsen beat fifth seeds Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau in five sets in a dramatic final on centre court on Saturday night. The duo had only played three events together prior to the tournament and needed a wildcard to be allowed entry. Not since Pat Hughes and Raymond Tuckey in 1936 had a Briton won the doubles, while Bobby Wilson and Mike Davies in 1960 were the last home duo to reach a final. The game was also an historic one for Nielsen, whose grandfather Kurt was the last Danish finalist at Wimbledon in 1953 and 1955. Speaking after the match, Liverpool-born Marray admitted his victory didn't quite seem real. "I've been saying to Freddie, I don't feel any different or anything. It's just like winning another tennis match. I suppose it will take time to sink in," he said. "When I see my friends and family and speak to them about it, over the course of a few days, a few weeks, I'm sure it will sink in a bit more."