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Andy Murray fights back tears as he misses grandma's funeral for match

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Andy Murray was left fighting back tears as he missed his grandmother's funeral to compete in the Davis Cup Finals.The British professional tennis player, 36 who has previously been ranked number one in the world, beat Switzerland's Leandro Riedi 6-7 (7-9) 6-4 6-4 in the Davis Cup Finals on Friday, 15 September.

Overcome with emotion he dedicated the victory to his late grandmother whose funeral was on the same day. In his on-court interview following his triumphant win for Great Britain, Murray said: "Today is a tough day for me. "It's actually my gran's funeral.

I'm sorry to my family that I'm not able to be there. Gran that one is for you." Murray was visibly emotional as he spoke and paused a few times to compose himself with the crowd showering him with their support following the gruelling three-hour match.

He detailed the win against Davis Cup debutant Leandro Riedi, 21 and said: "It's obviously incredible to get through that one, it easily could have gone the other way. "It was ridiculous the shots he was pulling off, amazing, amazing returning.

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