Andy Murray as known by many is a world-class British tennis player. He is a three-time Grand Slam champion, two-time Olympic champion, and has many more titles under is his name.
Hence many rightly refer to him as a Champion. Liam Broady the former junior world No.02, calls Murray a champion too but for reasons a little different. Broady was making a character reference implying that Murray was doing a lot for British tennis from his end.
While talking on the Behind the Racquet podcast, the current British No.04 Liam Broady said, “Andy is recovering from a hip injury and is risking his body to play these events knowing that it would help the other British players. The Battle of the Brits was probably not ideal preparation for the US Open. But he was still out there from dawn till dusk watching every single player play.”
According to Broady, the former world No.01 has done a lot to uplift the sport in Britain from his own initiative unlike what a selfish player might have done. As an example, he talked about the team installment of the Battle of the Brits event, which finished nine days ago at the National Tennis Centre in south-west London.
“He doesn’t have to do any of this. He could take his millions and live in his palace and do whatever he wants but he is a genuinely good person who is trying to help the state of British tennis, the British game.” the Briton said.
“Without the Murray brothers, British tennis would be in a wholly different position”- Liam Broady
The 26-year-old also talked about the efforts made by his brother Jamie Murray and thinks that they are responsible for changing the face of tennis in their country for the good. Jamie assembled two of the recent sequence of domestic money tournaments in Britain.
Compatriot also said, “From what I’ve seen, Andy is trying to create a new culture in British tennis. He did a little speech at the end of the team event saying that British players are often seen as being soft and this week proved a lot of people wrong.”
“I have been so amazed by the way Andy has carried himself. We see him speaking out in the press a lot for people who need to be helped. He is the champion of the people in a sense.” is what Liam had to say.
All in all, Broady seems to be very appreciative of the steps that the Scot is taking. He recognizes the efforts the Davis Cup champion is putting in for the sport and his country before thinking about his own self.