Andy Murray reveals why he was 'very jealous' of Emma Raducanu



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Andy Murray reveals why he was 'very jealous' of Emma Raducanu

Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray was asked what he would like to be doing had he not been an athlete and he named an interesting profession. "I'd like to fly, like a pilot. I'm actually a little bit afraid of flying, I get nervous.

A few times I've been in the cockpit and I've been more comfortable, I know what's going on out there. That would be good," Murray revealed, per Tennis Up To Date. Murray, a former world No. 1, revealed he was jealous of Emma Raducanu after seeing the 18-year-old speak a bit of the Mandarin language following her US Open triumph.

"I would love to speak Spanish. I think if you have English and Spanish it's brilliant. But that's one that's achievable. One that isn't is Mandarin. I saw Emma Raducanu speaking Mandarin when she won US Open and I was very jealous," Murray revealed.

Murray confident things will get better for him

Murray's struggles continued on Wednesday when he suffered a straight-set defeat to Carlos Alcaraz in the Vienna round-of-16. Losing early has been the story of Murray in 2021 but he is confident that will change.

"I'm not going to keep losing in the second and third rounds of tournaments," Murray insisted. "I will get better and I will improve and I will break through in one week, or two weeks, or a few months. It will happen.

I obviously would like it to be happening quicker than what it is." Murray showed promising signs over the last month, making the Metz quarterfinal and the third round at the Indian Wells Masters. "If I continue on that path and build up a little bit more consistency, be that little bit more clinical and a bit more ruthless, I will start winning more and have some deep runs, but it's tough," Murray added.