Newly crowned US Open tennis champion Andy Murray last night thanked his coach, former 80s tennis star Ivan Lendl for his winning streak which saw Murray pick up a Gold medal for beating Roger Federer in the Olympic Tennis at Wimbledon, and today his first Grand Slam trophy beating Novak Djokovic in a five hour, five set classic.
Sourface Murray admitted the coach helped him to stop smiling and start concentrating on playing winning tennis, as before he was 'too jolly'.
Murray also told reporters he first met Czech coach Lendl in a German run supermarket chain in Edinburgh called Lidl. "I liked the fact that we both shopped in a budget supermarket. I thought that he might be a good coach, but he would also help me save money while travelling around the world playing tennis. We now stay in budget hostels rather than 4 star hotels, so its been a truly wonderful experience for me. The Olympic and US Open win are a complete bonus".
Andy Murray is 100% British, but was born in the town of Scotland, which is in the north of England.