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When I lost the Wimbledon 2012 final, I didn’t know if I’d ever win a slam.
Andy Murray

Boxers risk a lot in the ring. That’s one of the things that attracts me to it. You want to see a knockout but I also really don’t want to see people get hurt. It’s this constant dilemma when I’m watching boxing. The only times I get nervous is watching a really big fight or when my brother is playing. I get to the stage where I’m actually shaking.
Andy Murray

I feel like I’m more a fan of tennis rather than it being men’s or women’s. I enjoy watching doubles as well when it’s on. I think that there are certain players that I enjoy watching on the men’s and women’s side. There’s some players that I don’t enjoy watching on both sides.
Andy Murray

I just enjoy watching tennis. And there’s things that you can learn from the men’s and the women’s game.
Andy Murray

My speed is something that has made a difference to my whole career. When I’ve felt quick and I’m moving well, it makes a huge difference to my entire game. When I feel a bit slower, I end up doing a lot more defending. When I’m a bit quicker to the ball, I feel I can attack a lot more.
Andy Murray

Wimbledon, for me, is the most important tournament of the year, so you know there’s always going to be people expecting me to do well.
Andy Murray

Everyone has to try to give back as much as possible because I think in all sports it helps kids to have role models or people to look up to. Someone like Jess Ennis, I know a lot of young girls have started to get into athletics stuff because of her, because of her success.
Andy Murray

There’s two people I would say to try to go and watch who are probably the future of tennis. One girl called Taylor Townsend, she got a wildcard from the event into Wimbledon; she’s an American girl. On the men’s side, there’s an Australian guy called Nick Kyrgios; he’s 19, and he was the number one junior in the world.
Andy Murray

One day for dinner I’ll have fish, then the next day chicken, and then I’ll have steak. I just try to mix it up all the time. I don’t eat the same thing every day.
Andy Murray

I had great success with Ivan Lendl. Was he a perfect coach? No. Was he a very good coach? Yeah. He had some very strong qualities and some things that weren’t so good.
Andy Murray

I often find that pundits are quite negative… not just in tennis, but in sport in general. I just don’t like that. Obviously, the job of a pundit is to create interest and a bit of controversy. I get that. Listeners like that. But I do think there’s a duty there to promote the sport and talk about how good these people are at what they do.
Andy Murray

A lot of times, the press guys ask why I take an hour and a half to come to the interview room, but if you don’t do the massage and the ice baths and the stretching and the cooling down and the eating, and your opponent is doing that stuff, they already have an advantage.
Andy Murray

I used a lot of sports psychologists when I was younger… sometimes it helped, sometimes it didn’t.
Andy Murray

For much of the year, you’re just trying to maintain your fitness. It’s not often you get a lot of time to really concentrate on improving it.
Andy Murray

I do some 400 m. repetition running for endurance on the court. I’ll be in the gym lifting weights, or I’ll be putting in a lot of core stability to work to improve my balance.
Andy Murray

Earlier in my career, I used to spend a lot of time practising my tennis on court. Now I’ve learned that it’s better to do just a couple of hours on court and two gym sessions a day. That’s what’s made me fitter and stronger.
Andy Murray

Staying more controlled mentally stemmed from taking my fitness more seriously. When you’re doing track work, sprints and so on, it’s pretty painful, but that does make you feel better prepared and therefore mentally stronger when you’re going into a match. You know, without a doubt, that you are strong enough to last.
Andy Murray

My dinner options are kept simple during Wimbledon. I have either salmon with rice, roast chicken with vegetables and potatoes, or steak with salad. My girlfriend Kim will cook, and I know each night that it will be one of those three.
Andy Murray

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