There were suggestions before the big day that Andy Murray might not have been too excited about meeting The Queen. But he was as thrilled as anyone else when he got the opportunity. He couldn’t meet her along with other British players such as Elena Baltacha, Laura Robson, Heather Watson and Anne Keothavong because he had a match to get ready for, but they did exchange a few words once his business had been completed on Centre Court.
"It's great. I think for all the players, it's probably a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for all of us," he said. "You know, you saw by the players that were there to obviously meet her this morning that, you know, it was a big deal for everybody. You know, I'm sure everyone thought it was a great occasion. You know, don't know whether she'll be coming in the next few years, but I definitely enjoyed it.
"I mean, obviously meeting the Queen, everybody's going to get very nervous. But it just kind of adds to it when there's like so many people standing out looking up, a lot of people watching. That obviously adds to it, as well. Yeah, there's obviously some nerves there. But, yeah, nerves before the match, as well. But I think we both went okay."
Caroline Wozniacki, who has a royal family of her own, was also thrilled at having the opportunity of meeting HRH.
"That was a great feeling. Standing next to great champions. It was an honor for me to also be chosen. Of course, I really wanted to meet the Queen. That was a big honor and a privilege for me. She just wished me good luck in the tournament. Yeah, well, I don't even remember I was so nervous!"
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