Mourinho helped me after 2014 loss to Roger Federer, says Andy Murray


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Mourinho helped me after 2014 loss to Roger Federer, says Andy Murray

In a column for BBC Andy Murray recalled when he lost to Roger Federer 6-0 6-1 in the 2014 London ATP Finals groups stage. The British player met the football coach Jose Mourinho afterwards. "I got absolutely killed by him", Murray said on Federer.

"When I was walking back to my locker room from the court I saw Jose, and he just came up to me and hugged me. A big hug, no words. That was it. It was nice because often in those situations people try to find words and nothing really works.

He didn't have to speak because I got the feeling he felt for me that night and he wanted to show that. So it was great to see him again at Queen's and I always enjoy chatting to him, especially about football."

On the keys of his winner duo with Feliciano Lopez at the Queen's, Murray concluded: "No tennis player, or doubles partner, has everything and it's about being able to complement each other and work together around your strengths.

You need to come up with a winning strategy and winning tennis - thankfully Feli and I did that at Queen's. But it is a challenge mentally and very different from singles. Basically, you have to be less selfish as a doubles player!

That's a good thing for me and something you have to continually learn, which I hope to do with Marcelo this week."