Murray carries on routine


Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:38

Murray showed few signs of first week nerves when he dispatched three opponents with the loss of just one set. The world number three is back in the same tea-time slot today, third on Centre Court, and plans to repeat the same winning routine.

Murray said: “I spend time with my team to get me ready for all the matches and I try to do the same routine for every match and don’t, just because it’s Wimbledon, try to do anything differently.”

He added: “It (pressure) hasn’t troubled me last week. I’d be very surprised if it did this week.

“It’s just about winning matches. I don’t feel any different to how I did at this stage last year. You just try to win a match every couple of days and that’s the goal.”

Murray admits he thought about the possibility of meeting Roger Federer in the final in the run-up to the tournament but he has now put such thoughts to the back of his mind.

Instead, the 22-year-old’s preparations focus on his own game rather than those of his opponents.

He explained: “I don’t follow closely what’s going on in the draw, who’s playing who. You just try to focus on your own matches.

“If I’m watching the TV and Federer’s playing or (Lleyton) Hewitt or whoever I’ll watch the match like pretty much every other player in the locker room does. But you try to stay as focused on your own game as you can.”


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