No 1 in the World. I have been watching tennis for over fifty years and most of that time have suffered deeply at the awfulness of British tennis. I remember a time when we all got excited when Jeremy Bates got to the second week at Wimbledon, excited when we Andrew Castle took Mats Wilander to five sets and lost. That was regarded as a huge achievement. And Now after all those years of suffering along comes Andy Murray who I have watched for years and who drove me mad as Kevin the Teenager who slouched and sulked and chuntered his way around the tennis court. He has worked incredibly hard, he has never given up and he has had to fight against Djokovic, Nadal and Federer for years with everyone saying Oh he is only No 4, he will never be one of the greats.
Well now he is and never was a No 1 ranking more deserved. A fine man, a gentleman and an example of what sheer determination and bloody mindedness can do.
This is a happy day.