Oh, what a knight! Stars come out for Andy Murray
A CLUTCH of British stars from the worlds of film and sport paid tribute to Andy Murray after cheering him to victory in the US Open final.
Sir Sean Connery, left, watched the match alongside his wife, Micheline Roquebrune, from the President’s Box at Arthur Ashe Stadium. At the conclusion, he jumped to his feet and broke out in applause.
Afterwards, he expressed pride at Murray’s long-awaited Grand Slam triumph. “The win is huge, especially for him, and I would imagine that he’ll have at least six more,” the 82-year-old said. “It’s great for Scotland. And stop saying that he is British, he is Scottish. I have been fighting that for 40 odd years.”
Sir Alex Ferguson saluted the steeliness on display by Murray. The Manchester United manager said: “When he really needed to produce the goods he did, and that is the real test of a champion.”
In the row behind Sir Sean, actor and director Kevin Spacey could be seen cheering and grimacing with every point. He, too, was rooting for the Scot.
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