Andy Murray and mom Judy (inset)
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07/08/2013 at 11:00 AM EDT
It nearly wasn't "love all" for Wimbledon champ Andy Murray.
After becoming the first British player to win Wimbledon's men's single title
in 77 years, Murray forgot to hug arguably one of the most important people there!
"Obviously when I'm playing the match I've got no idea where everyone is, but yeah, I pretty much left her out,'' Murray told Today
Monday after defeating top-ranked Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 to claim the men's title on Sunday. "I heard her screaming at me to come back when I was on my way down, so I saw her in the end."
Murray ended up acing the hug, just like the match, scrambling back up to hold his mother, Judy, who burst into tears after her son's victory.
Mother and son have been nearly inseparable during his professional career – she has even been criticized for her fist-pumping and vocal support.
"I know that when Andy looks up, he wants to see some kind of positive reaction," the 53-year-old former top tennis pro told The Telegraph
. "You will never find me doing anything negative like shaking my head. Never, ever."
Murray will cross the pond to defend his U.S. Open title in New York during the tournament held Aug. 26 to Sept. 9.
"I will try to get myself ready for that," Murray said on Today
. "It will be my first time ever defending a Grand Slam title so it's a new experience for me, and I look forward to it."
His mother will be waiting for that hug if he repeats.