What a privilege to be at the Arthur Ashe stadium last night, for the final, so long-awaited triumph of a summer of extraordinary sporting success for our country!
A roller-coaster of emotions ranging from joyous admiration to head-holding agony when it looked as though the prize might once again be slipping from Andy Murray’s grasp. But that new resilience was there, together with the self-belief we finally saw in Murray’s Olympic triumph.
No holding him now. Only six more grand slams to equal the record held by Fred Perry since the 1930s. After last night, all is possible.
Andy, the whole country is proud of you. But those of us who were there witnessed an unforgettable evening. A thousand thank yous.