Andy Murray, the 33-year old tennis star, clearly has a difficult time on the court since his comeback after the injury. However, it is also clear that the former world number one is not someone who likes to give up easily.
In an interview with Kevin Mitchell, the British athlete shared his moments of difficulty and his attitude on and off the court.
While the Murray brothers had a tough time growing up, they also had a lot of tennis and active childhood. Talking about his tennis moods, Murray said, “People see me on TV and think that I am very intense, moody and difficult.”
“Some Guys Drove Past and Screamed, ‘You F**king Loser!”- Murray
However, the case is not the same for Murray off the court. Additionally, the 3-times Grand Slam winner claims to be pretty laid-back off the tennis court. He said, “I do not have a temper. I do not break things, and I do not punch walls or shout and scream. But when I am on the court, I do.”
Murray also mentioned the times where he started to doubt his abilities as a tennis player. Saying about a terrible incident, Murray shared that he doesn’t let things bother him. But this one incident made him doubt himself, and he found it to be hurtful.
He shared, “People have said some terrible things to me, but I don’t let it bother me. But there was one time. I had just lost to Rafael Nadal in the semis at the Wimbledon in 2011. And Murray was walking down the street with my wife. Some guys drove past and screamed, ‘You f**king loser!’ It was a period in my career where I already doubted myself.”
Besides, Murray also shared his nature as an individual and said that he is neither an optimist nor a pessimist. Instead, he is a realist and said, “I want to be given the situation’s reality. And not someone was trying to put a positive or spin on it.”