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Ace tennis magazine articles on Andy


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-- Edited by mkkreuk at 13:57, 2005-11-20

-- Edited by David at 19:07, 2005-12-21

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January interview:

ACE: What would you have done if you hadn't become a proessional tennis player?
Andy Murray: I used to love playing football. I was once asked to train at the (Glasgow) Rangers school of excellence. I still prefer watching football to tennis. But boxing is my favourite sport. If I was world champion in anything I would have liked it to be in boxing. But I wouldn't like to get punched every week. So I suppose I would probably be a footballer.

ACE: Would you choose to play for Hibernian, the team you support?

Andy Murray: Hibs are rubbish. I'd play for a better team than that. Starting out I'd play for Hibs, then Barcelona.

ACE: If there was one rule in tennis you could change, what would it be?

Andy Murray: I think you should be allowed to be coached during matches. You have to pay a lot of money for a coach to travel with you and if he can't help you in the most important times, there's not much point in having him. A lot of coaches coach their players secretly during matches anyway. Some of them use signs. I think every coach tries to get a message across. If they don't try to help you during a match, they might as well watch the match on TV. I also think the rule about not wearing headphones courtside is a stupid rule. I love listening to my iPod. It helps psyche me up.

ACE: Which player did you most admire when you were growing up?

Andy Murray: Andre Agassi. Remember when he had really long hair? I had a hat like his with fake blonde hair coming out of the back. And I had the denim shorts with the pink cycling shorts underneath. My mum might still have them. She said she was going to keep them. I hope she didn't - they were really bad.

ACE: What are you most likely to complain about in a hotel?

Andy Murray: I hate it when there's no air-conditioning and if there's not enough TV channels. And I don't like it if the TV doesn't fit my PlayStation - I always take it with me. My favourite games are Pro Evolution Soccer and Fight Night 2, a new boxing game.

ACE: What annoys you most about your job?

Andy Murray: I love playing tournaments but I don't really like practising. I always try my hardest to win tournaments because if you lose them then you have to practise for four or five days.

ACE: Favourite films, music and books?

Andy Murray: Film: The comedy The Girl Next Door. It's absolutely hilarious. It's a bit like American Pie but I think it's funnier. Music: Eminem. I don't just like him for his music. I've seen his movies as well. 8 Mile is one of my favourite movies as well. You see how hard it was for him growing up. What he had to go through. I think he deserved eveything he has now. Book: I don't really read much. The last book I read was Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

ACE: Is it correct you prefer not to have your Mum courtside during your matches?

Andy Murray: I don't really like anybody that I know watching except my coach. If your family and friends come to see you, you feel you have to go out for a meal with them, you have to go to see them afterwards and you have to give them match tickets. It's quite difficult when all you want do is concentrate on your tennis.

ACE: You recently played doubles at the Aberdeen Cup with your brother Jamie. Can we see a future Davis Cup team there?

Andy Murray: I'm 90 per cent sure Jamie will be the (Davis Cup) doubles player in a few years. The way he reads the game in doubles - he's really fast at the net, he's got great volleys and really good feel. He just needs to work on his serve a bit.

ACE: Is it difficut playing doubles with your older brother?

Andy Murray: We do argue on court a little bit because because returns are the best part of my game and he volleys better. So when I miss volleys he gets a bit annoyed and when he misses returns I get a bit annoyed. We sometimes get angry with each other. I don't know if Jamie feels a bit nervous playing with me or telling me what to do, because of our ranking difference. But he's got more experience than me in doubles. When he starts to get better, once his ranking goes up, he'll be the one who calls the shots in our doubles team.

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Thanks David, great reads, both of them

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hiya guys, thought id join this cool site, im a member on a few forums, but im a fan of tennis and murrays my fave player.


 


ive noticed murray likes the same stuff as me which probable identifies why i like him, hes my age too.



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i think murray will give a good game, but roddick will beat him.



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Hi Kore, welcome to this site

It's going to be great experience for Andy playing a class player like Roddick this evening, I'm hopeful that Andy will win but I'd be happy if Andy gave Roddick a close match - maybe 3 sets, even if he lost.

Andy'll need to play the match of his life this evening, hopefully he can do so

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hi peter! i cant believe he won , yeah!!!!!!! woo!

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Neither can I, absolutely amazing result, a career best by far. I was so cross at myself for oversleeping last night and missing following the match live but when I got up I couldn't believe the result or the scoreline. I had thought that if Andy would win it'd be in a tight 3 setter, never thought he could win in straights.

Unbelievable I'll never doubt Andy again in a big match, here's hoping he can give Hewitt a good thrashing tonight and silence all those Brit-bashing Aussies !!



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