Last week, Consul-General Danny Lopez and Simon Fuller of XIX Entertainment co-hosted a celebration in honour of U.S. Open champion Andy Murray.
Andy Murray, Danny & Susan Lopez
Olympic gold medal winner Andy Murray won the U.S. Open title on 10th September, 2012 at the Arthur Ashe Stadium, Flushing, New York. His win coincided with his Olympic and Paralympic teammates’ participation in the victory parade in London yesterday, rounding out a GREAT British summer of sport. Murray’s first Grand Slam title made him the first British man to win a singles Grand Slam event in 76 years.
Murray was piped in to the British Residence by a bagpiper and the Consul-General Danny Lopez, greeted the proud Scot and son of Dunblane with a gift box of goodies from home.
Consul-General Lopez read a message from the Prime Minister, David Cameron:
“Many Congratulations, Andy, on your stunning U.S. Open triumph. I was willing you to victory at Wimbledon earlier this summer, and cheering your wonderful gold medal at the Olympics. But to win your first Grand Slam title is a remarkable achievement, and the whole nation is so proud.”
Guests gathered to speak to Murray and to marvel at the gleaming silver U.S. Open trophy that soon will bear his name.
“Andy’s win in New York last night capped a fantastic weekend for British sport,” said Consul-General Lopez. “It was a thrilling match against an incredible opponent, and Andy made our country very proud.”
“It was a wonderful win for ‘Team Andy.’ Simon Fuller and his colleagues at XIX Entertainment are rightly proud of the role they play in supporting and nurturing some of Britain’s greatest creative and sporting talent and contributing to Britain’s golden summer of sport.”
See this post for more pics from Andy Murray's visit to the British Residence (British Consulate-General), New York.