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Judy Murray – 5 things you didn't know about the woman behind Andy Murray

Modified 10 Jul 2013, 16:34 IST
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Wimbledon 2013 men’s champion Andy Murray with his mother Judy Murray

After the Wimbledon champion winner Andy Murray almost forgot to pay his mother a visit in the stands last night, Judy Murray has suddenly been thrown in the limelight, once again. In Andy’s defence, his mom was beating a hasty retreat to give the cameras a miss, and she was pretty successful after even her son overlooked her.

The 53-year-old Scottish may appear cold and even hard when the cameras repeatedly pan on her, but she clearly had her heart in her mouth every time her second born missed a Championship point, which were a handful of occasions. For one, her display of emotion is quite unlike something the centre court would appreciate.

Often pitched as the antithesis to the Henmans, she has unabashedly described her desire to see Murray take the Slam. She yells, punches the air and Andy seems to draw energy from her presence.

She reportedly feels a “mixture of nausea and heart attack” watching her son compete. She also once said, “I know that when Andy looks up, he wants to see some kind of positive reaction. You will never find me doing anything negative like shaking my head. Never, ever.”

Here are 5 things you didn’t know about Mrs. Judith “Judy” Murray.

Current captain of the British Fed Cup team

Judy Murray

Captaining Great Britain’s team in the Federation Cup comes easily to Judy Murray. The Federation Cup is essentially the female equivalent of the Davis Cup. She is a mentor and coach to the homegrown talent.

She was appointed unanimously in December 2011, a position previously held by Nigel Sears, Kim Sears’ father. The press in Israel, where the Fed cup was recently concluded, has taken to calling her the ‘Queen Mother’, which may not be very far from what the rest of the world is getting to at the moment.

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Published 09 Jul 2013, 10:02 IST
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