Andy Murray: 'Centre Court crowd groaning is part of the experience'


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Andy Murray: 'Centre Court crowd groaning is part of the experience'

For Andy Murray having the chance to play in front of his crowd at the Centre Court at Wimbledon is one of the best things happened in his career. The world no. 1 wrote on a column for BBC about what it means to play on a such special stage and how you should behave there and deal with pressure.

'It's difficult to give other players advice because playing on that court is obviously a great experience but everyone deals with those things differently; everyone has different personalities,' wrote Murray.

'When we're playing at Wimbledon, pretty much all of the crowd want the Brits to win, and using that to your advantage and enjoying it and embracing it can really make the difference. It always feels a little bit different out on Centre Court, not just because of the crowd but also the history there.

You can tell how much they want you to win because they live every point from the very first game, often groaning or sighing when you make a mistake. You need to try and block that out for sure, but then it's part of the Centre Court experience.' He also spoke about his next opponent Fabio Fognini, who beat him in Rome a month and a half ago.

Andy said something good about the Italian player: 'On the court he can sometimes be a little bit different out there and show his emotions a lot - but then so can I. Despite the extrovert competitor you see on court, he's nice and friendly off it and I've always got on well with him.

I'm looking forward to seeing him out on Centre Court.' ALSO READ: Andy Murray: 'Good match from my end. Fognini is dangerous'