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07 June 2011

60 seconds with: Andy Murray



  • Simon Cambers

Photo: Tommy HindleyAndy Murray (GBR)

Any nicknames?
I don't actually have any, at least that I know of. Pretty much everyone that I know in tennis has one, but I've slipped under the radar. Too difficult to pigeon hole. Haha!

If you weren’t a tennis player, what would you be?
It's something I get asked a lot and the only thing I know is that I couldn't work in an office. It'd be in sport, and outdoors. Anything else and I think I'd go stir crazy. 

Which website do you check the most?
Couldn't really pin it down to one. It'd be a combination of fantasy basketball, fantasy football, boxing news and YouTube. 

What do you regard as your biggest achievement in tennis?
Turning pro still feels pretty big. 

If a movie was made about your life, which actor would you want to play you?
Sir Sean Connery.

What do you do when you’re not playing tennis?
Not think about it. I try and switch off from the day job as much as possible and spend time with my girlfriend, our dogs and my friends.

Where is your favourite holiday destination?
The Bahamas are pretty nice, and I love Miami too. 

What is the best Davis Cup atmosphere you’ve played in?
All the home ties are special, the atmosphere is incredible. It's just different to anything we get on the tour.

Who is the most famous person in your phone book?
Sir Sean Connery.

If you were singing karaoke, what song would you pick?
Mr Brightside by The Killers. I've done it to death on the Playstation. I score highly on the game but you definitely wouldn't pay to hear it from me. 

Do you have any pre-match rituals?
Not really. I like to get to the locker room early, relax and get in the right frame of mind. 

What was the last music you downloaded on iTunes?
I ran into the sea with my iPod a while ago and that's kind of put my relationship with iTunes on hold for the time being. 

If you could pick three people from history to have dinner with, who would they be?
Mohammad Ali, Ricky Gervais and Jose Mourinho.

What has been your best Davis Cup moment?
The first time you represent your country is very special and beating [Jonathan] Erlich and [Andy] Ram with David Sherwood in Israel is right up there.

And your worst Davis Cup moment?
Anytime we've lost a tie. Cliched but true. 

Tell us something about Andy Murray we don’t know…
In another life I'd have been a decent footballer, and I sneeze if I look up at the sun. 

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