Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray has revealed that he goes into every match thinking it could be his last.
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Speaking to reporters after marking his return to singles action since March with an emphatic straight-set win over Frenchman Benoit Paire in his opening clash at Queens ATP 500 on Tuesday, Murray said he wants to make the most of whatever’s left of his career.
A fiery competitor in his heydays, the Scot from Dunblane has no qualms admitting that his best years are behind him and it’s a struggle to get through a tournament unscathed these days.
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Andy Murray regrets not enjoying the small things that come with being a tennis player
Revealing that he felt some discomfort in his groin during his Queen’s Club opener, Murray said unlike his best years when he was too focused on his game to cherish the little things that go with being a professional tennis player, he now takes more time out of a tennis season to do the same.
“I just wish when I was coming into these events and stuff and tournaments, like 10 years ago, I always stressed a lot. I always got quite stressed out before these times of year. I was very focused on my tennis and stuff,” the Briton said.
On how he prepares mentally for matches these days, Murray said he always tells himself that the next match could be his last and he would go out looking to enjoy every moment of it and he is not sure if those moments will come again.
“I’m always sort of telling myself, and maybe it’s not the best mindset, but each match could be my last one, you know, that I play now. I want to make the most of every match that I play and each tournament that I get the chance to compete in,” Murray said.
He said he often regrets not appreciating the small things like returning to the grass court after a long time or playing at the back-end of the clay season enough.
LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 05: Andy Murray (GBR) in action during the second round of the Wimbledon Championships, on July 5, 2017, at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England. (Photo by Cynthia Lum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
After intermittent spells on the sidelines with injuries or fitness issues, the Scottsman entered the doubles draw at this year’s Italian Open.
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“I just wish I had appreciated the small moments and stuff like walking back on the grass court for the first time, like off the back of the clay season, just enjoying those moments. Then celebrating wins and enjoying them more than probably what I did,” Murray said.
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However, he added that being in top-line competition for a number of years, it was tough not to ignore the small things as he always had to keep focus on the next match or the next tournament.
Roger Federer’s mother reveals a secret about him
Lynette Federer talked about a secret of her son Roger Federer
Roger Federer will play an exhibition match in the Cape Town in South Africa,
The match will be between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the foundation of Federer.
The tickets were sold in minutes and they expect to break Tennis’s most attendance match by 50,000 fans.
Last year, Federer and Zverev broke the record with 43,000 fans in Mexico and in February
He will do it with Nadal.
Meanwhile, Roger Federer’s mother is happy about the match and to play in her country,
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She revealed a secret of her son and it might be one of the reasons of why He’s still playing Tennis.
“What amazes me most is the fire and zeal with which he is involved,”
“He still jokes in the dressing room with his opponents, playing a trick or two on them.“
“Somehow he is still there with almost childlike joy. That’s a good sign.”
Roger Federer will be playing an exhibition match on the 15th of January in Australia
to donate and help the bushfire victims, Rafael Nadal will join the match and many more stars as well.
Moreover, Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic donated $50,000 as She challenged him on Twitter.
Novak Djokovic father attack Roger Federer ‘he can go home’
This time, Novak Djokovic Father mentioned that Roger Federer doesnt’ want to retire
just because He can not accept that Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will be better than him.
“Why is this happening with Federer, who is still the most successful and best tennis player in the world?”
“That is a fact according to the results, which will not be for a long time. Because he cultivates so much animosity towards Novak.
Moreover, Srdan suggested that Roger Federer can go home and to more interesting things.
“They have developed a kind of respect over the years, but why do you think he still plays at 40?”
“Imagine that, a 40-year-old man still plays tennis, when he can go home and do some more interesting things.”
“But since both Nadal and Novak are breathing down his neck, he simply cannot accept the fact that they will be better than him.
“Go, man, raise children, do something else, go ski, do something. Tennis is not your whole life,”
“It is just my son’s current hobby. He is only a tennis player at the moment.”
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Novak Djokovic father attack Roger Federer he can go home
Back to Monte Carlo 2008 where Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer met in the S-Finals,
Roger Federer told Djokovic team to Be quite after they were talking about a long ball.
and not for so long, Novak Djokovic Father besides his wife started saying tough comments about Roger Federer.
And from the other side, Roger Federer never replied to the Serbian Couples to let their comments only in the media.
Nick Kyrgios tells Novak Djokovic’s father not to ‘push the blame’ onto Grigor Dimitrov
The fallout from the Adria Tour continues with Nick Kyrgios hitting back at Novak Djokovic’s father for trying to “push the blame” onto Grigor Dimitrov following a string of positive coronavirus tests.
The controversial tournament, the brainchild of 17-time Grand Slam winner Djokovic, took place in Serbia and Croatia despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
Players and fans did not wear facemasks during events and did not adhere to social distance rules with Djokovic insisting that they were following guidelines set out by the Serbia government.
The first big bombshell dropped on Sunday evening when world No 19 Dimitrov confirmed he returned a positive coronavirus test after returning home to Monaco, and Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki also tested positive, but the latter two were still in Croatia.
World No 1 Djokovic added his name to the list when he announced on Tuesday that both he and his wife Jelena tested positive for Covid-19 after they flew back to Serbia.
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His father, Srdjan, was unimpressed by Dimitrov and blamed the Bulgarian.
“Why did it happen? Because that man probably came sick, who knows from where,” Djokovic Sr. said of Dimitrov on RTL Croatia TV.
“He didn’t test here, he tested somewhere else … I think that’s not fair.
“He inflicted damage to both Croatia and to us as a family in Serbia.
“Nobody is feeling well because of this situation.”
Kyrgios, who has been very outspoken about the Adria Tour, hit back at Srdjan in an Instagram Story as he wrote ” don’t push the blame”.