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murray ayer en su victoria sobre el numero 1 del mundo, partido jugado de manera muy buena e inteligente de andy sobre un rafa que no jugo mal ayer. pero simplemente murray fue superior en este partido en concreto.


Q. What was your attitude going into today?

It was tough. There was a lot of things I had to deal with. Change of court was just tough, you know, a very different atmosphere today.

It was quite windy out there as well. Obviously yesterday the conditions were pretty heavy, very humid.

Today it was very windy on the court. The ball was flying through the air a bit more. I just had to try and stay calm.

I thought I was playing well enough to win the match, but I knew Nadal was going to come at me. There was a few sort of ups and downs even though it was a very short time we were out on the court, but I managed to come through in the end.

Q. Was there a certain frame of mind you had knowing that you already had a break that you were facing that third set?

Well, I mean, I think once he ‑‑ the momentum, even though I had two sets, I would have much preferred to be in my position than his.

The momentum was kind of with him a little bit in the third set. He held serve easy the first couple of games, and I don't think either of us dropped a point maybe the first couple of service games.

So,I just had to try and stay aggressive, stay focused. I knew, because of the wind from the far side of the court from where we came out, it's much easier to return from that end, and I knew I was going to have some chances, so I had to just try and stay focused on that.

Q. Could you talk a bit about the swings of emotion and I guess your thought process after that second game of the fourth set?

Yeah. Obviously I had a lot of chances to break. There was only ‑‑ I think there was only one point where I really had, you know ‑‑ it was maybe a couple. I don't know how many breakpoints I had, six or seven.

He only missed one first serve in those points, so even though I had break chances, he played well on them and I missed a couple of shots that I maybe shouldn't have.

I thought that even though I got broken the following game, I still kept my emotions in check. I knew I was going to have chances to get back in the match and I obviously did.

Q. Did it make you more nervous or much more at ease having to sleep on the match last night being up 2‑Love?

I slept absolutely fine yesterday. I didn't feel nervous. Going out into the match, I was in a good position.

It was just like I said earlier, it was very different to yesterday with the completely different court, different conditions. That's I think the first time, maybe second time on ‑‑ since I been on the tour when I've actually had to come back the following day, so that was tough for me.

Q. The crowd was a little bit more Nadal in the beginning. I guess they didn't want to see a 15‑minute match coming out here. Did that do anything for you? Did that fire you up at least, the crowd being against you and then for you in the fourth set?

No. If I was a spectator today, I would have rather watched more tennis as well. You kind of understand why they do it, but the atmosphere was still awesome.

They know tennis here. When there was good points, they applauded for both. Obviously they wanted to see more tennis, which was fine by me. By the end of the match, I thought it was pretty even, you know, and obviously finished off well.

Q. How would you describe how the pressures and the attention in Britain have prepared you for the toughest of situations playing the likes of Nadal and Federer and being in your first Slam final?

For me, that didn't really have much to do with it. The things that prepared me for these situations was when I went over to train in Spain when I was 15 and sort of, for me, it was much tougher being away from my family for a long time rather than whether people expect me to win Slams or winning Wimbledon.

That was much tougher for me, and I did that from a young age. When you put in the work off the court, and, I have said this many times in press conferences, when you go into matches and physically you put the work in and you've worked really hard, you don't have any excuses when you get on the court. You just think about tennis.

In the past I maybe did think about pressure because I hadn't worked maybe as hard as I should have, but now that's not the case.

Q. With that in mind, with all the work that you put in, you were just cracking balls left and right today. Talk about match point and what your mindset was going up to that dropshot.

Well, I mean, it was probably maybe only the second dropshot he'd hit in the match. I was quite a long way behind the baseline.

On these courts, you're going to get a chance to get to the ball unless you hit a great dropshot, because obviously the bounce is really high. I just had to keep my head down and watch the ball, and that was that.

Yeah, I didn't feel particularly nervous. I just felt like I was hitting the ball well. I was in a great position.

Q. Just talk about playing Roger, because you've got a winning record against him. Does that give you a bit more confidence going into tomorrow?

I've played well against him in the past. I think a Slam final is different to the match that I played against him before.

He's obviously won over 30 matches in a row here, so he's obviously going to be feeling confident going in.

He's got loads of experience in these situations and it's something new for me. I know I'm going to have to play great to have a chance of winning, but I've played well the last couple of weeks.

Q. Do you have another level to rise to as well as you've played lately? And secondly, have you ever heard of Brigadoon?

No to the second one, and I don't know. I mean, I played well enough to beat the No. 1 player in the world over two days, and I've beaten Roger in the past.

I think it's more I have the tennis to compete with those guys. I just have to make sure I do it for three out of five sets rather than for a set and a half, two sets.

Q. We all now how proud you are of your biceps now. Can you talk about mental muscle and whether your stronger mentality is just a result of on‑court results or whether there's something else you've been doing off the court?

Like I said, I started working with a new team at the end of last ‑‑ the end of last year. I started to train physically way harder. The pain that you feel off the court is ‑‑ when you're running around the track is much worse than anything you feel on the tennis court.

I go on the court now without feeling like I have anything to worry about, because I've worked hard and practiced hard and given myself the best opportunity to play well. All I've got to do is play tennis, which is one of the few things that I'm good at.

Q. So the mentality follows physical strength; is that what you're saying?

Yeah. I think when you go on the court and you haven't put in the work off it and you haven't practiced as hard as you should have done, there's a lot of things ‑‑ you can find excuses for why you're not playing well or why you're getting tired and stuff.

I think that maybe in the past that was the case, but now I've been traveling with a fitness trainer every week this year and working physically hard off the court. It's taken seven or eight months, but it's paying off.

Q. I heard you on court saying that this was your favorite tournament.


Q. I'd like to know why is it more favorite than Wimbledon, or you did it because you wanted to please the crowd or because you were so happy of probably having the best match of your life in terms of importance today?

I've always loved playing at Wimbledon; no question about that. But since I came here as a junior, it was the first time I ever stayed in a 5‑star hotel. You know, New York is one of my favourite cities. I love it.

I came when I was a junior to watch the final of the women's singles. I watched Clijsters against Henin, a night match, on Arthur Ashe.

For me, the atmosphere and everything that goes with the center court here kind of suits my personality a bit more than Wimbledon.

Since I came here the first time as a junior, I've loved every minute of it. We got to eat in the same restaurant as the pro players here. I got to meet Coria, who was my favourite player at the time. Every since I was 15, 16 years old, I've loved playing here.

Q. Obviously you play the sport of tennis for yourself. It's been so long, decades, since a Brit has won here. Two things: What do you think winning here would mean for British sport? And secondly, what do you find so appealing, so funny about Will Ferrell?

Well, to the first one, I think, yeah, tennis in the UK. has had ‑‑ obviously Tim was incredibly consistent and one of the best players for a long time. He never won a Slam.

I think that sometimes in sport it takes, you know, like with rugby back home when England won the World Cup and rugby, it became a huge sport pretty much overnight.

Cricket, when England won against Australia and the Ashes, that went from being a smaller sport to having a lot of cricketers became celebrities after that. It was a much sort of cooler sport.

I just think when you have a team or someone who wins the big events, it makes a big difference to the popularity of a sport in your country.

Then with Will Ferrell, I don't know why. He's a funny guy. His face ‑‑ I don't know. It's not ‑‑ like his eyes, I don't know. He always makes me laugh, since I saw him for the first time.

Q. Did you see him on the JumboTron today?


Q. Did you see what he did?

Yeah, I saw him. He made me laugh.

Q. Do you think he was imitating you?

Yeah. And then I met him after the match, so that was nice.

Q. Are you hoping that this will take tennis in Britain to a different level? You're making a big impact in that way?

Firstly, I obviously want to win for myself, for my family and my friends and everyone that's been part of what I've done so far. That's the most important thing for me.

Then if the popularity of tennis grows because of me doing well, then that's great. I've always tried to do bits and pieces for British tennis when I'm back home and have the time. This is ‑‑ I think no matter what you do, how many little things you do, when you do something big like this I think that's when the big difference happens.

Q. You've always said that two or three years away will be your peak. The work you did in Florida, has that fast‑tracked you to get here quicker than you thought?

No, I think I'll still play better in a couple years. I think there are many things that I can improve on. One of the key things this year has been mentally I've gotten much, much better, and that has made a big difference. Then physically, I can still get stronger.

I think when you play more matches and get more experience in the big situations you understand what things you can improve and what things maybe break down a little bit and that you're going need to work on. I'm only starting to get the sort of big match experience this year.

Q. He specializes in running guys ragged. You seemed to be, in all the rallies, seemed very comfortable and not really pushed out of your comfort zone. Is that anticipation, or do you feel like you're reading his game very well?

Every time I played him on hard courts, I've always felt like I wasn't getting pushed around the court. I always felt like I was dictating a lot of the points.

His strokes, although they have a lot of topspin, if you play close up to the baseline, they come to you at quite a nice height. He doesn't normally hit the ball very close to the baseline. He hits it obviously high with a lot of topspin, but it can come short.

If you can take your opportunities early in the rally to get a good strike in, you can dictate a lot of the points.

That's what I tried to do in the past against him and had chances in each match that I played against him but just never won the big points and never returned well.

I said before the match I was going to have to return better to have a chance to win, and that's what I did.

Q. You said on court you were relieved to win. Was that your overriding emotion or your pride and satisfaction coming in?

I'm obviously delighted to be in my first Slam final. But, you know, like I said at the start of the tournament, I want to try and win it. After playing so well yesterday and everything that went on with the rain and the court changes and stuff, you know, obviously going a break behind in the fourth, it was, you know, almost slipping away slightly.

Then to come back in the end, you're relieved that you managed to come through. No, I'm obviously delighted that I won the match, I mean, against a guy who's played as well as him. He's the best player in the world this year because he's played great tennis.

Q. If you could describe the biggest similarities and differences between you and Roger Federer when you're out on the court, what would those be?

I think we're quite natural tennis players. I think with our hands we're pretty gifted.

And then things that are different? I think he plays a more aggressive style right now than me. He'll look to come forward a bit more.

I think when we're returning, I play a bit more defensive on the return games. I try to put a lot of returns back, whereas he maybe tries to go for a bit more on his returns. Those are the main differences.

Q. Have you ever seen playing Miloslav Mecir who is playing a little bit like you? Do you know anything about him?

I met him the first time at the Olympics. He was there with Slovakian team with Hrbaty. I had never seen him play, but I don't know if you saw a lot of the ‑‑ you get given pins from your country which you exchange with the other athletes. He was trying to switch pins with me because I had a couple that he ‑‑ he's been ‑‑ I think that was like his fifth Olympics that he had been to maybe.

He had a pin which wasn't very common, so I got their pins in exchange for that one. I've not seen him play.

Q. About two years ago I was asked by some British colleagues to attend a press conference of yours because sometimes there were some problems between you and the media. Do you think these problems are overcome because you're winning more, because you're talking less about the fact that you're Scottish and not English and things like that, or do you think this will improve?

ANDY MURRAY: I think once you get older, you start to understand how the press works a bit better. When I first came on the scene at Wimbledon in 2005, I had done very few press conferences.

I had never played in front of a lot of people before. I was used to playing in futures events and stuff.

All of a sudden I was the center of attention at the biggest tennis tournament in the world. It's very different to what I was used to, so it took me some time to ‑‑ I'm not someone who liked sort of celebrity life. I like to just relax with my friends and family.

I don't go out my way to do a lot of press stuff. I found it tough at the start because there was a lot of press requests and what have you. So I had a few problems early on in my career, but I think I'm dealing with it much better now. I think you get used to it.

Q. Given all the work that you have put in on your physical conditioning, do you have any concern at all about the difference in turnaround time that you've got to play this final in less than 24 hours and Roger having had two days?

Ideally, I think you'd want to be in his position I think it's slightly better, but it's a Grand Slam final and I'm not going to let 24 hours of rest or, you know, having to play today or whatever get in the way of giving 110%.

I'll try my best to win the match. That's not going to be the difference tomorrow.

Q. You mentioned the importance of returns today. Nadal is not necessarily known for having a huge serve, but you stayed back. Could you describe your thinking on the return and game plan?

Well, with his serve, he doesn't have a big serve, but he puts so much spin on the serve that if you stand close up to the baseline, for me, you know, he can get it into your body.

It's quite tough to read because he moves the racquet very fast, you know, just as he's about to make contact.

It's a tough serve to read, even though it's not particularly big. I gave myself a lot of time and didn't get aced ‑‑ I probably got aced once, twice today. But I was getting myself into a lot of the points, and that's what you need to do against someone like that, you know, who normally has to work pretty hard for his points.

If you're giving a lot of cheap ones from his serve, he's going dominate you.

Q. Do you feel that Roger has raised the level of his play in this tournament, especially in the match against Djokovic, relative to how he's played the rest of the year?

I didn't see him play against Djokovic that much. I saw a little bit before I went out, and it looked like they were playing pretty well.

But I think he played well at the start and then had obviously a tough match with Andreev. I mean, he made the final at Wimbledon, the final of the French Open, the semis of Australian Open, and he's in the final here.

It's like an unbelievable run, and I don't understand why everyone thinks he's not playing well. He's played unbelievable in the best tournaments and he's in the final for the fifth straight year here. It's a ridiculous run. I think he's playing great. I just think the level of tennis has got better.

la entrevista de andy murray despues de su victoria sobre rafa nadal
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"I got to meet Coria, who was my favourite player at the time."

que grande, otro fan del mago, me cae mas simpatico ahora!
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claro que sí. pero primero voy yo.

firmado: djoko


Yo creo que no, y él lo sabe aunque haya ganado a Nadal, a mí me encanta cada día más pero no estará nunca entre los tres primeros.


pues con 21 años ya ha conseguido ser cuarto, que poca fe tienes en "Pec Cold Murray"!!


Mientras Nadal y Djokovic mantengan su buen nivel, Murray nunca será nº1.
"No todo lo que es oro brilla, ni toda la gente errante anda perdida"


Eso pienso yo, tendría que estar solo y sin nadie que le empuje por debajo.


El problema es la consistencia, pocos jugadores tienen la consistencia de Nadal y en menor medida de Nole.
"No todo lo que es oro brilla, ni toda la gente errante anda perdida"


Murray esta creyendoselo como hiciese Nole. Ojito que va a dar la tabarra. Su handicap tremendo es la tierra. ahi no se come un colin
a Nole no le veo muy superior a Murray. Nole es mas pegador peor Murray tiene mas talento. Lo unico es que Djokovic ha sabido ser mas duro mentalmente que Murray pero tenemos un tenista complicado en lord Murray. es de los pocos que ha sabido ganar a los 3 tenores (Nadal, Federer y Djoker)

la raza

Andy Murray, el tenista periférico

El escocés se convierte en el mejor tenista británico desde Fred Perry. Es ahora el número 4 del ranking y quiere ser realmente el cuarto en la disputa que va a marcar los próximos años del tenis, junto a Nadal, Federer y Djokovic.

Hay dos cosas predecibles en el comportamiento de la prensa sensacionalista de Londres en vísperas de una competición deportiva. Los reporteros convertirán a los suyos en unos héroes almibarados o ejemplarmente estoicos y habrá intentos de desestabilizar a los rivales retratándoles como personajes grotescos y sin alma.

Cuando llega el torneo de Wimbledon, el afán de encontrar un héroe propio llega al paroxismo, porque el torneo del sudoeste de Londres se presenta como la meca del tenis, y porque Fred Perry es el último británico que ganó el título individual de hombres, en 1936, y Virginia Wade, el de mujeres, en 1977.

En los últimos tiempos, la población así alimentada logró albergar la esperanza de que Greg Rusedski, nacido en Canadá pero reciclado deportivamente como británico, pudiese guiarla hacia la cumbre. Pero era Tim Henman el destinatario de los más encendidos deseos.

Era un héroe casi perfecto. Un chico inglés de Oxford, de buena familia, buen estudiante, para un deporte regido por los caballeros y damas del All England en Wimbledon y que despierta las pasiones del pueblo, sentado en el yerbín inclinado, la 'Ladera Henman', para ver, en la gran pantalla adosada a uno de los laterales de la Pista Central, a 'Tigre Tim' caer con gran deportividad en semifinales.


Andy Murray, que se ha encaramado al número cuatro del ranking de la ATP tras eliminar a Rafael Nadal en semifinales del Abierto de Estados Unidos y de perder la final contra Roger Federer, que es el primer hombre británico que llega a una final del Grand Slam desde Fred Perry, entró en el universo británico del tenis cuando la afición, y también los periódicos que se ganan lectores en los quioscos con letras muy gordas, decían adiós a Henman.

El nuevo héroe deportivo distaba del ideal. Para empezar, era escocés. No hablaba 'el inglés de la reina' de Henman, sino con toques guturales que no se asocian con un juego grácil de saque y volea. Murray parecía huraño cuando le exigían decir las cosas y dejarse sacar las fotos que se le piden a la esperanza británica de Wimbledon. Y, para rematar el trance, se enredó un día con una broma sobre su deseo de que la Inglaterra del fútbol mordiese el polvo en un campeonato del mundo.

Murray, siguiendo la moda editorial de publicar autobiografías de cuatrocientas páginas de deportistas de veinte años, aclaró en la suya, que llegó a las librerías poco antes del Wimbledon de este año, que él se siente británico y que aquello fue un malentendido, pero ya era posiblemente tarde.

También escribía sobre algo de lo que hasta ahora no había hablado. Él era uno de los alumnos de la escuela primaria de Dunblane, un bello pueblecito escocés, cuando un perturbado mató a tiros a dieciséis niños y a una de sus profesoras, antes de acabar con su propia vida. Murray contaba en el libro que le resulta difícil recordar aquello, que el asesino fue alguna vez en el coche con su madre, que todos le conocían.

Cuando, tras dos victorias en Doha y Marsella, en el principio del año, Murray comenzó a perder partidos con más facilidad y a enfadarse con gritos en la pista, muchos en su país pensaron que era la confirmación de la personalidad difícil del muchacho, que le lastraría para llegar a la cumbre del tenis. Aunque, cuando llegó a Wimbledon, algo parecía haber cambiado.


Había cambiado, en primer lugar, su entrenador. Su madre, preparadora nacional del tenis femenino escocés, le entrenó hasta los 13 años. Pero Brad Gilbert, el americano que asesoró a Agassi y a Roddick, fue contratado para llevarle a lo más alto. No funcionó y, tras dos años, al final de 2007, Murray quedó en manos de un nuevo equipo.

Que ha transformado su preparación física y su dieta. El Murray que llegó a Wimbledon mostraba sus bíceps cuando ganaba un tanto muy disputado. Iba bien hasta que se encontró con un Nadal extraordinario, que jugó contra el escocés su mejor partido sobre hierba. La venganza llegó en Nueva York, con Murray, que ha ganado este año a ocho de los diez mejores clasificados de la ATP, batiendo finalmente a un Nadal a quien ya se le habían agotado las pilas.

Es ahora el número 4 del ranking y quiere ser realmente el cuarto en la disputa que va a marcar los próximos años del tenis masculino, junto a Nadal, Federer y Djokovic. Tras perder claramente con el suizo explicó con calma que cuando mete el 65% de sus primeros servicios gana los partidos contra los mejores y que ésa es su debilidad. Tras meter muchas horas de gimnasio y cambiar las cenas con patatas fritas por el sushi, Murray quiere centrarse ahora en el primer servicio.

Se siente optimista. Ha llegado a su primera final. Se ha clasificado para el Masters. Se siente cómodo...fuera de casa. Los británicos han vivido al fin la esperanza de una victoria en uno de sus deportes preferidos. Y han escuchado de nuevo a su héroe decir que el griterío americano de Flushing Meadows le gusta, que allí está el mejor público. ¿Y Wimbledon? ¿Es que a este Murray, ya casi campeón, no le gusta lo británico: el frenesí a lo Henman, la elegante claustrofobia del All England?
2007 - Premio "Forero revelación"
2008 - Premio "ForoNobel de la paz", al que mejor resuelve los conflictos.


gracias la raza por poner este reportaje de andy murray en este hilo. que hice para que comentaran sobre este jugador

la raza

Gracias a ti por abrir hilos "diferentes" :panuelo: :panuelo:
La verdad que el artículo descubre aspectos de Andy que al menos yo no conocía. Recomiendo su lectura íntegra, a mi me pareció muy interesante.
2007 - Premio "Forero revelación"
2008 - Premio "ForoNobel de la paz", al que mejor resuelve los conflictos.


si esta muy interesante la verdad, es que cuando salga noticias relacionadas con murray, las posteare en este hilo,  para que los que gusten de murray, tengan su hilo para comentar de el, en general.  :tomar_birras:


Pues yo sí le veo cualidades para ser no.1. Otra cosa es como esté mentalmente para llegar a serlo. Pienso que necesita afienzar más su mentalidad, pero tenis tiene.

A veces se puede hacer pesado, pero tiene unos cambios de ritmo repentinos que te dejan clavado. Saca bien, resta muy bien, ¿porque no iba a llegar a no.1, en caso que refuerce un poco más su mentalidad?

Me parece un tenista con sello propio y juego variado. Pica un poco de aquí y otro poco de allá, del estilo de juego de varios jugadores, para coger un poco lo mejor de ellos.

En cuanto a su juego en tierra, no veo porque no pueda estar con los mejpres a nada que se adapte un poco a la superficie. Porque cuando se trata de pelotear insulsamente con tal de desesperar al rival, también sabe hacerlo, y también es capaz de llegar a bolas increíbles.

A mí desde luego me gusta más su juego que el de Nadal, e incluso que el de Djokovic, que será muy agresivo sí, pero es muy monocorde. pienso que puede estar por encima de estos dos jugadores, aunque repito que el punto débil que le veo respecto a estos dos es el tema mental, que todavia debe reforzar...