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Re: Andy Murray News Center
« Reply #180 on: June 13, 2014, 10:08:09 pm »
Andyís Latest Column


It looks like Iíll be heading to Wimbledon a little earlier than planned after losing to Radek Stepanek at Queenís.
Iíd never say itís a blessing in disguise Ė I donít enjoy losing and I messed up that first set by missing so many set points Ė but at least I now get the chance to give my body a bit of a break.
Iíve played a lot of tennis over the last few weeks after reaching the French Open semi-finals and Iíll have a rest on Friday and Saturday, before getting back on the practice court at Wimbledon on Sunday.
It will also give me the chance to watch a few World Cup matches Ė Iíll give you my tip at the end of the column.
I had planned to take Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday off if Iíd got to the final at Queenís, but that can just move forward and give me five or six days on the grass next week.
My new coach, Amelie Mauresmo, is going to play in an exhibition while Iím resting and weíll get back together after the Rally For Bally charity match at Queenís on Sunday afternoon, when we can head over to the All England Club to start work.
We havenít worked out the specific details of how many weeks she might travel with me in the future, but part of the reason I want to have a coach with me for a decent amount of time is that it makes communication easier.
It can be quite hard when someone is leading the team but theyíre not around that much, because they donít know how physical matches have been, or all the stuff youíve been doing on the court or in the gym.
Obviously, Amelie and I donít know exactly how itís going to work out yet because weíve only spent two days together, and Iíve been playing matches on those days, so thereís not a whole lot you can do in that time.My match against Paul Henri-Mathieu on Wednesday finished quite late and I went out and hit a few more balls afterwards, then saw the physio.
I had a little chat with Amelie after that but there was no chance to go out for dinner or spend the evening together as I had a match to prepare for the following day.
Next week weíll have a lot of time to talk on the practice court in a bit of peace and quiet, before things start to get a bit hectic in the few days before Wimbledon starts.
Amelie is a former Wimbledon champion, so sheís experienced all of that, and she also knows that however many times you go through it, making the switch from clay to grass is tricky.
For the last four or five weeks, when Iíve been serving on clay, the ball has come back slowly and Iíve been hitting the ball up high. On grass, it comes back faster and lower, and I struggled with that against Stepanek.
The body also takes time to adjust to the different movements. Iíve been sliding on the clay for weeks and thatís different to the way you have to stop on these courts. You have to stay a lot lower on grass and that works your hips, backside and lower back as you bend down a lot more. On the clay you use your quads as youíre getting the ball up higher.

The good news is my body feels good, itís just little technical things like that I have to work on, and two days isnít always enough when you come up against a good opponent.
So while Iím staying off the court and out of the gym for the next couple of days, I can turn my attention to the World Cup.
Most of the games are fairly late so Iíll probably watch them at home, maybe with a few friends. Weíve got a sweepstake going but I havenít picked my teams out yet, and Iím hoping there are still a couple of contenders left.
I have done a fantasy World Cup team and Iíd say my best player is Sergio Aguero. In the Premier League you have to think about 38 games, whereas in the World Cup you need guys who arenít going to get knocked out in the group stage.
I think Argentina will do well, with the climate and everything, it could be Messiís time to shine!


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Re: Andy Murray News Center
« Reply #181 on: August 24, 2014, 03:03:36 pm »
Breaking down Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray's gravity-defying shotmaking
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Re: Andy Murray News Center
« Reply #182 on: November 14, 2014, 12:48:19 pm »
The Other Guys Got Better: A heartfelt, honest, look in the mirror appraisal in a BBC column by Andy Murray. following his tough 2014 and exit from the 2014 World Tour Finals.

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Andy played 2015??? Now


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