Hello again tennis friends, and a very Happy New Year !
It’s been a while since I last wrote to you so I’d like to apologize for my absence and also assure you that it won’t be that long again until you hear from me.
I’ve recently been reading the Andy Murray book “ Seventy – seven “, which is in essence his story about his build up and then subsequent winning of the Wimbledon Men’s Singles title in 2013.
It’s called “ Seventy – seven “ because that’s how many years it was before his victory that a British player had won the title.
I am only a few chapter’s into the book but already have found that I probably underestimated Murray’s character and humbleness. He obviously prefers not to have too much media attention and certainly does not actively seek it.
He has high praise for everyone who has worked with him, from his management company, to coach, to physio, to hitting partners , family, friends and supporters.
Andy Murray also talks about his eagerness to take his career progression “ one step at a time “, and not rush into things and decisions which he may later regret.
He is obviously one of the hardest working players on the circuit when it comes to practice and training, and sometimes felt that he didn’t get the recognition and praise that he deserved, especially from the media.
It was only when he won his first Grand Slam, the US Open in 2012, that the media started to take more notice of him, yet he was winning many lesser know tournaments around the world quite frequently.
So maybe there’s a lesson in there for us all.
Don’t be too hasty and expect results too quickly. Persevere with your practice and training, do things one step at a time, and you will soon notice improvements in your fitness and general play.
In conclusion, I am posting a few new articles related to these subjects over the next few days.
Enjoy some of the latest articles and I will keep you informed as other new articles are added.
All the best in your tennis.