Murray refuses to change his approach


Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:56

The British number one qualified for the eight-man end-of-season tournament for the first time last season and won all his three round-robin matches. However, he had already qualified for the semi-finals before he faced Roger Federer and he admitted the effort he put in to beat the 15-time grand slam champion meant he was not at his best in his last-four defeat by Nikolay Davydenko.

Murray left little doubt about his intentions, though, when he declared: “I’d do the same thing again.”

The Scot, who faces Juan Martin del Potro in the opening singles match in Group A on Sunday afternoon, continued: “I thought it was a good decision. A lot of people say, ‘you focus too much on results and winning all the time’, but obviously winning against Federer is one of the best wins of the year for me and one of the biggest competitions.

“Unfortunately it didn’t go well for me the next day but winning against Federer six times and losing three times, I can keep that with me for my career.

“It’s not always just about winning tournaments all the time, sometimes it’s nice to beat the big players in epic matches and unfortunately sometimes that takes it out of you a little bit.”


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