Andy Murray: The Man Carrying The Hopes Of A Nation

Tennis - The World No.3 has spoken candidly about how much the his two Davis Cup matches has took out of him ahead of his Pivotal match on Sunday.

by Adam Addicott
Andy Murray: The Man Carrying The Hopes Of A Nation

Andy Murray is accustomed to carrying the hopes of the British public in the major tournaments. Currently ranked third in the world he is the highest ranked British player by 52 places. He will yet again have the nation watching over him during his Davis Cup clash on Sunday.

Throughout the Davis Cup encounter, Murray has dismissed comments which say that he is the player under the most pressure. The Glasgow born player said prior to the Davis Cup that the 'entire British team is under pressure' as well as the Australians.

Looking ahead to his final match in the Davis Cup Semi-final tie, the world No.3 admitted that his tough five-set doubles victory with Jamie Murray will be a factor during his upcoming match, but retracted from saying how significant it could be.

Obviously the longer the match, the less time to recover, makes it hard to recover.

Physically, it’s tough, but also emotionally. Matches like these are draining as well”. The former Wimbledon champion said.

Due to playing two matches within two days, it is inevitable that Murray won’t be at his physical peak during Sunday’s final.

Despite this, the Brit spoke openly about the significance of how emotionally challenging lengthly matches such as doubles can be for a player.

I don’t think enough is made of this. They are very, very tough matches to play with lots of ups and down”.

He added.

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