Andy Murray has been sharp in his first three matches, winning all nine sets en route to another visit to the second week at Wimbledon. But even with an Olympic gold and the US Open, Murray admits the pressure is high because his draw has been decimated with earlier exits by Rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
“I think there’s a lot more pressure on me now with them being out,” Murray said regarding all the upsets in his half. “I don’t read the papers and stuff. But there are papers in the locker room, so you see some of the headlines and stuff. It’s not that helpful.
“You need to be professional enough to not let that stuff bother you and just concentrate on each match. I think I did a good job of that today. I played well, my best match of the tournament so far.”
Today, following a comfortable win over 31-year-old Tommy Robredo, his 14th straight on grass, Murray gets two days off before a fourth round match Monday against either Viktor Troicki or Mikhail Youzhny.
“I’ll probably practice a bit longer tomorrow,” Murray said. “Normally on the days off you practice for maybe an hour. But I’ll practice, I would have thought, about an hour and a half tomorrow. Have a slightly tougher practice session. Then Sunday we’ll be back to the same sort of schedule.”
Murray has reached the finals of the last three Grand Slams he’s played.
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