Commenting on the outcome of the Wimbledon men’s singles final, which he attended to support Andy Murray, First Minister Alex Salmond said:
“Andy played an outstanding match and did Scotland proud.
“The second set was crucial when he had the chance to break serve, but the ball didn’t fall for him at the vital moment. If he had gone two sets to love up it would have been a different result.
“However Roger Federer is a great champion and a deserved winner.
“For Andy there is not just next year, but as he said himself he is getting ever closer to that grand slam breakthrough.”