After his epic victory on Centre Court on Monday evening, Andy Murray seems to have given mixed reviews on the now infamous Centre Court roof. While during the match, the humidity clearly affected play, Murray has since expressed his enjoyment of the crowd atmosphere gained by effectively playing indoors.
Less positive for his racket sponsor, HEAD, was that half way through a game in the crucial fifth and final set his strings broke, forcing him to play out the rest of the point effectively using a hand-held trampoline. Granted, the conditions may have induced a weakening of the strings beyond Murray’s usual expectations of his racket’s life-span, but even so – hardly an ideal impression to give tennis fans during play.
With that in mind, the Daily Mirror’s back page today made me chuckle:
I guess a back page headline must be some consolation for a broken racket.