Andy Murray: 'In 2005 Wimbledon before matches I ate pizza'


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Andy Murray: 'In 2005 Wimbledon before matches I ate pizza'

Andy Murray's columns on BBC always reveal something interesting. The world no. 1 revealed an anecdote happened in 2005, when he played in Wimbledon for the first time in his career losing to David Nalbandian in five sets in the third round.

At that time he was relaxed and without much pressure, as he was only 18. 'I know I was nervous but I just had no expectation to do well, so it was completely different to the kind of nerves I get now,' Murray said. 'When I went to speak to the press I just said whatever I was thinking, whatever was on my mind.

There was no filter, no concept of everything else that goes on at an event this big. Of course I knew it was important but in truth I was not really aware of how big a deal Wimbledon was, and how much focus there was on this event.

I was so young, I just wasn't aware of it. I'd been playing tiny events just a few weeks before that. And, yes, I was enjoying pizza for dinner before facing some of the best players in the world.' In 2005 everything was different for the 30-year-old, who will play his 10th quarter-final match at Wimbledon on Wednesday against the American Sam Querrey.

"I was staying in the basement of a house in Wimbledon village with my mum, my brother, and Kim stayed there a little bit. We just walked down the hill to the All England Club most of the time. I do remember fairly clearly that I didn't eat well.

With things like diet, we just didn't know any better and I was very naive.' ALSO READ: Andy Murray: 'A few days ago, I almost ran out of petrol in my car'