World No. 1 Andy Murray Is Back Training In Miami
by Tom Gainey | December 14th, 2016, 12:56 pm
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There wasn’t much rest for Andy Murray after his best season. Following a No. 1 finish and an ATP Finals title 2.5 weeks ago, Murray was backing working hard for 2017 at his training base in Miami last week.

Legs were a bit stiff this morning after a late night session last night… #preseason #grinding 😅🚴💨

Today, was definitely not an easy day… #nopainnogain #preseason #Miami 💪

The calm before the storm… #preseason


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50 Comments for World No. 1 Andy Murray Is Back Training In Miami

Willow Says:

https://youtu.be/rLi-KJJTSyc
For Margot and the Murray fans,quite appropriate, even if your not a fan ….


Willow Says:

https://youtu.be/j9jbdgZidu8
And for all Tennis-x posters old and new, HAPPY CHRISTMAS and NEW YEAR to you all ;-) ….


Danica Says:

Hey Margot,
Thank you for this video! I love them, but the one from 2008 always cracks me up. I watch it every year around this time :))

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSiWARyuD_I

(Love Monfils’ laugh).

27 C degrees, wow, that’s some fine weather!

Willow, thank you for well wishing ;), I also wish you and all the posters all the best and Happy Holidays!!


J-Kath Says:

See Andy’s practising on sand – that’s what they do to strengthen horses. Gee-up Andy.


Margot Says:

Kath: I pulled a hamstring playing French cricket on the beach.
Eeeeek! Be careful Andy!


J-Kath Says:

@ Margot

Eeek indeed! Maybe you’d have been better with English (or better still, Welsh cricket). PS: Have heard one gets worse before you get better, i.e. much stronger in the end.


jalep Says:

22/23 that was fun.


jalep Says:

Very cute 2016 ATP holiday video. Rafa’s hair looks good!


Willow Says:

I Was pretty crap, only 11, im not as much af a tennis anorak as i first thought ….


SG1 Says:

Things that would be nice to see in 2017 (all of which probably won’t happen):

1) Andy wins the AO after years of disappointment
2) La Decima at RG
3) Stan gets his career slam at SW19
4) DelPo turns back the clock at the USO

There are tons of things like this but it’s my personal wish list.


jalep Says:

Willow, the Pogues link is perfect :D
And I celebrate your👏 copy and paste skills🎉 woot!

happy holidays to tennis-xer’s Tom Wait’s style.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxVo5mjK4eg


jalep Says:

Agree with SG1 wishlist for 2017

Aga Radwanska or Simona Halep winning a GS would be sweet — tho unlikely.


Willow Says:

My wish list would be another AO for Rafa, or a first for Murray, or another GS or two this year, and for Rafa to finally win the WTFs,yeah, yeah, dream on Willow ….


Willow Says:

Thanks Jalep, it took some doing, but i finally cracked the , which i couldnt before, but i can now ….


Willow Says:

Congrats Flavia and Fabio, im sure they will make great parents….

As regards the WTA, would hope for an open and well contested year with things being shared out, not the Serena show, i wonder what impact Sharapova when she returns, but agree that a GS for Aga and Simona would be cool, both have great games to watch ….


RZ Says:

Well done Jalep! I only got 17 right.


J-Kath Says:

Jalep: Did you get 22 correct from that wee quiz I put up?

RZ- Only 17 right? Geniuses both of you.


RZ Says:

@Margot – I love the fabulous Christmas jumpers!
Those guys really can’t sing. LOL


Willow Says:

I Ony got 11 ….


Willow Says:

Sorry only 11 ….


jane Says:

congrats to flavia and fabio!!


Forward Tennis Says:

I think Miami is a good training base for Andy, It gets him used to all climates especially the heat which as a player is the hardest by far to play in. He needs to be able to play five sets and then have a single day to recover, he needs to be fit and I think the conditions in Miami suit this perfectly.


RZ Says:

@Forward Tennis – agreed, except it probably doesn’t help him in Indian Wells where the air is much drier. But it doesn’t make sense for him to change up a successfully routine based on one tournament where he does badly.


Danica Says:

Willow,
I also sucked with 11/23, haha! Although, I misunderstood one question even though I knew the answer. So, instead of 12/23, 11/23 it is :)).
(Knew all about Nolandy :)) – LOL)


jalep Says:

Yes, I want more quizzes tennis about tennis 😄. That quiz was a decent review of 2016, overall. I liked 2016 and feel generally upbeat about 2017.

The one I missed on the quiz was about Djokovic holding all GS’s and how many others?
I said one.
The answer was two…the quiz wanted Laver and Budge. I know nothing about Budge.

There were questions nearly everyone knows and some you’d have to be a sort of an obsessive fan of WTA and ATP to remember – like the one about Sara Errani having the best first serve % in WTA…it’s ironic, since Sara’s serve is the the most painful to watch. She and Rafa own that stat lol


J-Kath Says:

Glad you liked the quiz ladies.


jalep Says:

Here’s a tougher tennis quiz (for me). It’s all atp about 2015
https://www.sporcle.com/games/Slovnick/the-best-of-mens-tennis-in-2015

I got 79% …it’s timed.


Danica Says:

Jalep,
I also missed that one because I understood that it was asked how many others did it since 1969. So i was looking for “0” and then just put “1” (which would cover either Nole or Laver). I knew about Budge and Novak being “only the third in history to hold all four at the same time”.


jalep Says:

Hi Danica. Try the trophy quiz 😉 or…

Here’s one for those of us who think we are experts on WTA in 2016.
https://www.sporcle.com/games/Slovnick/the-best-of-womens-tennis-in-2016?playlist=Slovnick%2Fthe-best-of-womens-tennis-
I can never spell Buyukakcay right or Arruabarrena; Hlaveckova, Hradecka…

It’s my day off. And I’m trying to not think about anything serious. Here: try this one- the best of ATP 2016. I haven’t tried it yet.
https://www.sporcle.com/games/Slovnick/the-best-of-mens-tennis-in-2016?playlist=Slovnick%2Fthe-best-of-mens-tennis

ATP should be easier than WTA— as to spelling the names.


jalep Says:

Of course you have to take your score on the first time through !! ATP 2015 I got 79%; ATP 2016 – just finished it and got 80%.

I did terrible on WTA because I can’t spell and wasted time trying hahaha…


jalep Says:

Since I don’t think anyone can beat me…go ahead and take your 2nd or 3rd attempt score to see if you can…when your’re brave enough :D


jalep Says:

My second try I missed two on the atp 2016 quiz: Doubles team Soares/Vesnina and Florian Mayer woot…woot!!! deluxe tennis nerd status checked.


jalep Says:

My last quiz: the coup d’grace of today’s tennis quizzes:
https://www.sporcle.com/games/alocalnomad/tennismeetslogic


jalep Says:

Aw, thanks and happy new year 2017 to you too!
For you AM… a tribute to Andy Murray and may Rafa get #10 French Open!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZMMVjcTdpg

Andy was spectacular in 2016 and may he continue in 2017.

I’m not the winner hahaha I’m sure Daniel, skeezer, Margot, RZ, and many others can do better than me!! I miss Ben Pronin…he used to take tennis quizzes with me. It’s just a function of the off season.

Can’t wait for 2017 bracket picking to commence! I miss Margot’s picks ;)


AndyMira Says:

@J…He he..Thanks for the wishes for Rafa and the video J…I’ve always amazed by Andy’s superb defence and speed..He and Novak are AWESOME!..

As for wishes for Andy in 2017,i think you should dedicated it to our BIG BOSSES in Andy’s fan cleebb…M,JK,RZ..me,willow,and okie just their mere slaves!


Danica Says:

Jalep,
I tried that timed quiz and in haste, typed who knows what to go back several pages. I lost that particular page and was too lazy to try again :). I am sure you are a deserving winner ;)


Margot Says:

Congrats jalep, you’ve set the bar very high! Me? I’m not telling…;)


J-Kath Says:

Margot:

Our wee Andy got the SPOTY award – and he said: “My wife, Kim told me she voted for Red Skeleton – not very wise of her with Christmas coming up”. Love that dry humour…U the best person to share with.


Margot Says:

Dear AM is it time to wish you good night yet? And is it way past your bed time?…;)
Fantastic Kath. How exciting. I have been to RG and enjoyed it very much.


Margot Says:

Kath: I just love Andy’s sense of humour. It’s fab :)


J-Kath Says:

Thanks AM – the adversity aspect gives it a new angle.

Here’s one from Fed. re Andy/Nole/Rafa + himself.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/roger-federer-addresses-retirement-surprising-murray-world-no-1-djokovic-slump-1597209

Everbody being good pals before the tussles begin.

Here’s a wee laugh (not on tennis) but Zsa Zsa Gabor (who was married 9 times and who died yesterday aged 99). Recently she stated: “I was always a good house-keeper – I kept all the houses that belonged to my 9 husbands”.

Belly-laugh from me.


AndyMira Says:

@M…It’s 11pm now..And about wishing me good nite..sure you can do that M but my bed time usually at 1,2 or 3 am!He he he…

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