In an interview to the New York Times, Andy Murray revealed a funny and interesting chat with his then coach Ivan Lendl just after he won his first Grand Slam title at the 2012 US Open beating Novak Djokovic in a five-set final after four hours and 54 minutes.
It was one of the best Murray's season, as he had also won the London Olympic gold medal. But following that match in New York, something unexpected happened. 'When I saw my coach I expected smiles or maybe a well-done, but he said, “I don’t think you played particularly well.
We’ve got lots to work on. Give me a call tomorrow, and we’ll chat about it. Enjoy tonight.” And that was it', said Murray. The three-time Grand Slam champion also explained how his perspective towards tennis changed over the years: 'As you get older, you come closer toward the end of your career, you realize how much you love what you are doing and how lucky you’ve been to travel around the world and go to these amazing cities and play tennis in front of these huge enthusiastic crowds.
When I was younger, I had so much pressure and stress on myself, I couldn’t enjoy the moment as much as I should have. Now that I’m older, I’ve appreciated it.' Many things changed over Murray's career.
He is now a father of two daughters who were with him and his wife Kim in New York. 'It’s great that they are here', said Andy. 'We just need to have slightly bigger rooms now. Sometimes the matches finish at 2 a.m., so I need to make sure I have my own room to sleep in.
When I used to come to New York, we would go out in the evening and watch shows and see all the restaurants. Now we spend a lot more time going to parks. We went to Central Park two days ago for a good couple of hours. We found this playground with a nice sand pit with climbing things and slides.
It was great. No one recognized me there.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title