Andy Murray to take a break

Andy Murray has said he will take a break from the tennis court after losing out in his bid to make Wimbledon history. Roger Federer beat Great Britain's Andy Murray in four sets in Sunday's final.

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Murray: 'I need a few days off'

Andy Murray, who is representing Great Britain in the Olympics in just a few weeks, last night said he does not know how long he plans to take off tennis.

"Until my mind is right," he said. "There's no point in going on the court until I'm ready to go out there and learn and work hard and do the right things in the gym and in practice because there's just no point.

Switzerland's Roger Federer with his winners trophy and Andy Murray with his runners-up trophy Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire

"So I'll wait and see how my body recovers after the next few days.

"I fell a lot of times this tournament. I got a lot of bruises all over my body and stuff.

"So I need to take a few days off, let everything heal, recover, and then see.

"But I won't be on the court next week, that's for sure."

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Jamie Murray: 'My brother is a champion'

Andy Murray's brother Jamie has taken to Twitter to say that his brother, 'is a champion' despite his loss at Wimbledon today:

Andy's older brother who is a champion doubles player also said that Federer was 'a champion too' and congratulated him on his win.

Andy Murray is a 'local hero'

Tennis fans in Dunblane heaped praise on Andy Murray after their local hero lost out in his bid to win Wimbledon.

Supporters in his home town cheered on the tennis star as he aimed to become the first British man to win a singles title at the All-England Club in 76 years.

"He's a hero to everyone here whether he wins or loses.

"There were so many people getting behind him in Dunblane and across the country and there are so many messages of support everywhere you look."

– Steven Balmer, 28

"Andy played his heart out and it was just a sin that Federer played his very best.

"He had us excited after winning the first set and it was just a shame that he couldn't keep it up."

– Brea Steele

"Everybody was rooting for him, he was emotional at the end and clearly wanted to win it for everyone who's been supporting him.

"He was just a wee bit short today but he'll be back next year and I'm sure he'll get his hands on the trophy."

– Mrs Steele

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Penny Perry 'relieved' her father's record stands

Penny Perry, the daughter of British tennis champion Fred Perry, has told ITV News that her human side "is somewhat relieved" her father's record remains intact, but praised Andy Murray for his "absolutely phenomenal" effort.

The Scot - the first Briton to make it to the final in 74 years - was hoping to become the first male champion since Fred Perry in 1936.

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Judy Murray tweets about her 'amazing son'

Andy Murray's mother has tweeted about her son calling him "amazing" following his Wimbledon final defeat against Roger Federer. Judy Murray also posted a picture champagne being poured, saying there was "lots to celebrate."

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