Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho: I cried when Andy Murray won Wimbledon

Jose Mourinho admits that he shed some tears when Andy Murray won Wimbledon back in 2013

Jose Mourinho and Andy Murray catch up at Queen's Photo: Andy Murray/Instagram

Jose Mourinho has admitted that he shed “a couple of tears” on the day that Andy Murray won Wimbledon back in 2013.

Murray became the first British man to win the prestigious Grand Slam when he beat Novak Djokovic in the final two years ago.

Mourinho met up with Murray after his comeback win over Gilles Muller at the Aegon Championships at Queen’s Club on Friday and returned again on Saturday to watch the semi-finals.

After Murray’s clash with Viktor Troicki was suspended overnight because of rain at 3-3 in the first set, Mourinho explained why he likes tennis so much, how he would like to spend time with the Scot to compare notes on their respective sports, and how he could never cope with being a tennis coach – unable to give team-talks during a match.

“I have to say I had a couple of tears for Andy when he won Wimbledon,” Mourinho told the Aegon Championships Tennis Podcast in an exclusive interview at Queen’s Club.

“It was something that obviously meant more than anything in his career. I could imagine it was something from another world. I don’t think he would change the Wimbledon victory for another ten victories in other Grand Slams.

“It’s more than the game, it’s more than a tournament. He has broken the psychological wall that was there for every British person that loves the game. I think that for sure it was the best day in his career and I shared that happiness from where I was.”

The Aegon Championships Tennis Podcast is brought to you in association with the Telegraph.

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