Fed: Games perfect for Andy
Olympics can help Scottish ace get over his Wimbledon disappointment
Last Updated: July 9, 2012 4:07pm
Fed: Murray should be proud
Roger Federer believes the Olympics is the perfect opportunity for Andy Murray to bounce back from his Wimbledon defeat.
Murray was the first British player to reach the men's singles final at the All England Club since 1938 but went down in four sets to Federer.
The Scot is due to represent GB in the Olympics at the same venue and Federer believes it will help him recover from his loss.
The Swiss player told Sky Sports News that Murray seemed a bit down after he had lost the Australian Open final to him in 2010.
"That can happen, it's no problem but it's the mindset that counts for him now and I think what's going to help him is actually that the Olympics are going to be back here," said Federer.
"He has right away a chance to sort of forget about the loss and move on and re-create something extraordinary here at Wimbledon for the Olympic Games this time and for the country."
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"So he has right away a chance to sort of forget about the loss and move on and re-create something extraordinary here at Wimbledon for the Olympic Games this time and for the country.
"So it's a big moment in his career and I think he's only going up from here and not down which is a good thing for him."
Federer added the occasion of playing Murray - who broke down in tears after he had lost - had now sunk in.
"Being on Centre Court with Andy Murray, the first Brit in so long to make it into the Wimbledon finals, just being part of that incredible moment I think, that's what now hits me the most," he said.
"That I was able to handle the situation well and actually Andy too, I have to praise him as well because I think we played a great match at a very high level in difficult circumstances because there was a lot on the line for him, for me too.
"(We played) outdoors first, finished indoors, I mean it is nerve-wracking and tough so it was always going to finish in tears for someone in some way so it was emotion, it was nice to see."