Cancer Patient Reveals How Andy Murray’s 2015 Davis Cup Glory Inspired Her

Cancer Patient Reveals How Andy Murray's 2015 Davis Cup Glory Inspired Her

5 years ago, on November 29, 2015, Andy Murray helped Great Britain win their 10th Davis Cup title. It ended the nation’s 79-year long drought at the annual tournament.

What makes the story even more glorious is a cancer patient who recovered while watching the Brit play.

It all came down to Murray of Britain and David Goffin of Belgium to conclude the event in Ghent, Belgium. Winning in three straight sets, the 2 time Olympic Gold medallist triumphed 6-3, 7-5, and 6-3. For that one moment, the entire United Kingdom hailed their champion.

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Andy Murray of Great Britain smiles on the court following his walkover in the Men’s Singles semi-final match against Milos Raonic of Canada on day six of the BNP Paribas Masters at Palais Omnisports de Bercy on November 5, 2016, in Paris, France. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Rosemary is one of the many ardent fans of tennis in the United Kingdom. During her admittance to a hospital for surgery, her delight came through a personal television set. It meant that she could see Britain’s roaring hero Murray play in the 104th edition of the Davis Cup.

“I am one of a very few patients to survive gallbladder cancer. I was admitted into the hospital for surgery in October of 2015 and to my delight I had a personal TV by my bed,” said the British woman.

Rosemary continued, “I said to a nurse assigned to me that I was going to watch Andy Murray play in the Great Britain Davis Cup team. He told me he hadn’t a clue what I was talking about! He was a rugby player and had no interest,”

The story unfolded as Murray lobbed over Goffin in a hard-fought last point. Even the home crowd applauded the visitors. No wonder, the nurse changed his mind.

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Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts during the Men’s Singles Final against John Isner of the United States on day seven of the BNP Paribas Masters at Palais Omnisports de Bercy in Paris, France. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Along with the country celebrating, in a hospital, Rosemary met the cherry on the cake.

She added, “Anyhow this nurse was off for a couple of days and when he came back he told me he was curious about what I’d said and he’d watched every minute and that he was now hooked on tennis. I was so pleased and at the same time delighted to have some wonderful tennis to watch while I recovered!”

Andy, along with Britain’s Number 1 Dan Evans, Kyle Edmund, Jamie Murray, and Neal Skupski, formed the now iconic team. The 2015 win will always be one of the historic tennis wins for the nation of Great Britain. And, Rosemary’s strength and inspiration will be an unmissable part of the story.

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