Andy Murray

(Sir Andrew Barron Murray)

Andy Murray
Andy Murray
  • Born: May 15, 1987
  • Nationality: Scottish
  • Profession: Athlete









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A lot of athletes use sports psychologists. Sports & Athletics
A lot of the players are very complimentary about each other; they embrace at the end of matches because the level of the tennis has been so good. I think that's something that tennis has got to be proud of.
Boxing, mixed martial arts and tennis are the hardest sports to train for. Sports & Athletics
Contrary to my image, I do have a sense of humour.
Everybody always talks about the pressure of playing at Wimbledon, how tough it is, but the people watching make it so much easier to play.
Everything in tennis is so neat and nice but boxing has sport down to its essence; it is very pure and I like that. Sports & Athletics
For me, by far, the Olympics is the biggest sporting event in the world. Sports & Athletics
Having a normal knee would make life a lot easier. Life
I am not anti-English, and I never was.
I am not stroppy at all.
I am Scottish. I am also British.
I believe you should give 100% on the court, so I chase every ball.
I don't actually go to that many concerts.
I don't play any tournaments to come second best.
I don't want a flashy car, just something that would allow me to stop using the Tube. And it would be good not to have to rely on my mum all the time, particularly when I have to listen to her singing in her car. Time
I hate losing.
I love music. I listen to a lot of it. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Music, Chants & Rapps
I never read. The paper or anything. I watch a lot of movies, and TV series and stuff. But I never, never read. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I play fantasy basketball and fantasy football, soccer.
I tend not to argue about things that I don't believe in.
I think most players would love, at one stage in their career, to say, 'I've been No. 1 in the world.' Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I used to think that losing made you more hungry and determined but after my success at the Olympics and the U.S. Open I realise that winning is the biggest motivation. Success
If you want a player to serve and volley more, you need to teach them to do that more, how to move at the net.
I'm definitely open to change, but at the same time I am quite stubborn. Time
In tennis, it is not the opponent you fear, it is the failure itself, knowing how near you were but just out of reach. Failure
It's easy to start over-thinking things and over-analysing things.
It's not the end of the world to lose.
I've been asked a lot lately if tennis is clean or not. I don't know any more how you judge whether a sport is clean. If one in 100 players is doping, in my eyes that isn't a clean sport. Sports & Athletics
I've never felt nervous in front of big crowds and in big stadiums.
I've realised over the years I play my best when I have time to prepare for each tournament as best as possible. Time
Like most guys, I've always liked watches. I can always check the time on my phone, but having a watch is so much better. Time
My fitness trainer's English, my physio's English, some of my friends are English. I don't have a problem with English people at all.
Normally I sleep for 9, 10 hours a night.
Obviously you try to keep as much of your private life as private as you can. Life
One of the things I would have loved to have had was a family that worked better together, although I love my mother and father to bits. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Families, Children & Parenting
People say to me, 'You don't seem that interested in interviews.' Well, you know, I'm not, often. I'm not going to talk tactics with the press, so you are left with talking about how you are feeling; for me, it is not the most interesting thing to be doing.
Sometimes you're looking to play perfect tennis but it's not going to happen all the time and you have to accept it. Time
Tennis is an individual sport, and I am quite a self-conscious person. Sports & Athletics
The only pressure I feel is the pressure I put on myself to win.
There is a fear of emotion in tennis.
To be honest, I think bananas are a pathetic fruit.
Well, my mum's been a tennis coach - she coached me till I was 12.
When a lot of things are going the wrong way for a country, for a people, when you can't really think of anything worse than a war, you always try to take life on the brighter side and that's how I grew up with my parents. Life ;War & Peace
When I'm at home, I enjoy going go-karting.
When I'm in Miami I like to go and watch basketball, the Miami Heat.
When I'm training in December, I have to eat like 6,000 calories a day to maintain my weight. It's a bit tiring.
When you have beaten guys a few times, you don't want them to think they know how you are going to play them. You have to try and find different ways of beating them. You have to do things they don't expect sometimes, put something unpredictable into your game.
You are always talking about yourself and tennis and how you are feeling. I try to avoid it when I don't have to.
You can't focus on other people's careers. Everybody is different.
You have to go into each match believing you can beat all of the players.

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