Andy Murray: I’ve Changed My Training a Little So I’ll Peak at US Open [Video]
by Tom Gainey | August 9th, 2011, 10:11 am

With Novak Djokovic rise up to the top of the ranks, Andy Murray seems to have become the forgotten man. The fourth-ranked Murray has had a very good season with an Australian Open final and semifinals at the French Open and Wimbledon, but few in the media are talking about the Scot.

Murray has won the Canadian Open the last two years in Montreal (2009) and Toronto (2010).

Murray says after feeling “flat” at the last few US Opens, this year he’s changed up his training a “little bit” to give himself a better chance in New York.

He also discusses his season, his coaching situation, Federer turning 30 and Davis Cup/Olympics.

Murray begins his bid for a Canadian three-peat later today against South African Kevin Anderson. In their only prior, Murray lost just four games against Anderson at the 2010 Australian Open.

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26 Comments for Andy Murray: I’ve Changed My Training a Little So I’ll Peak at US Open [Video]

Queen Says:

The only thing that is good abnout him is his haircut LOL

alison hodge Says:

i wonder if andy listened to john lloyd,who asked him to smarten himself up,and get a decent hair cut and shave, hes also changed his training regime,and hopefully his attitude too, with any luck we might see a different andy murray ready to step up,and win that elusive 1st grand slam,only time will tell.

Tennis Vagabond Says:

Why doesn’t he just burp and get it over with? Seems like he’s stifling one the whole time.

jane Says:

Go Andy :). Murray’s following a new diet as well. If he feels better go for it! I like the shorter hair, but i don’t mind Muzza’s wilder hair either. This will be cooler, though.

dari Says:

GLuten-free, jane?!?!?!
just kidding
Go murray!

margot Says:

Explains weight loss, which suits him :)
The Novak effect! :)

jane Says:

Not quite dari, but he has cut back on carbs. Here is the link to the article I read this morning,

Murray began a little slowly, hence the break, but he seems to be picking it up. Amazing flick of the wrist crosscourt pass he just hit, love those! Anderson is not an easy fella to break though, and I think he has gotten better in the last year.

dari Says:

thanks for the link, jane.
I joked on the challenge site after nole’s amazing year going gluten-free that i should go gluten-free for an admissions test. i really did for about six-weeks and felt FANTASTIC. now i’d say i’m just gluten-“light”- as i don’t have an allergy, but see health improvements in keeping gluten low. I have more energy, do things better on the court (that goes with more energy and just as the summer progresses, so i can’t say i am having a nole miracle!)and haven’t had a tummy ache in a long time.
good for murray, whatever it takes and i hope it is just one of the pieces that may come together for him to reach the next level of success.
anderson match, though, right now… :/

jane Says:

Wow, good for you dari. Maybe I should try gluten-light. Andy’s serve is off today, and against a big server like Anderson, it is killing him. I picked Andy to win this event!! :/
Am very sad. :(

JF Says:

He better stick to his old ways if this is how he is going to be playing.

jane Says:

^ He is a little flat, but it is that dang first serve today. :( Credit to Anderson, in that he has been solid and aggressive.

dari Says:

que malo!

Kimberly Says:

well, i hope this kind of play isn’t what he considers “peaking”—-just terrible. Reminds me of IW and Miami.

Dory Says:

Hello everyone I’m back as the Masters 1000s resume.

I thought earlier today Murray would have a tough test today against Anderson and that Anderson would stand a chance of winning. He played really aggressive and defended well too. Didn’t panic.

Can’t wait to see dear Djoker play.

jane Says:

I think Murray hopes to peak for the USO. Considering he has won Canada and done well at Cincy the last two years, but then petered out for the USO, maybe this will turn things around and he WILL peak for the slam. Looking for the silver lining…

dari Says:

guy is plenty fit, he needs to work on his GAME- forehand and serve. i would hate to be on his team right now, he’s gotta be so pissed

jane Says:

Hi Dory. :)

Tennis Vagabond Says:

Aye Jane, so far he’s on track to win the USO. Stick with the game plan.

jane Says:

T.V. :) sunny side of the street. And Popsicle is serving for the match, with a chance to play…a certain 30 year old. That would be a real highlight for this kid. Fingers crossed!!

jane Says:

Pospisl Popsicle!! Woohooo!

I picked Chela, of course, all my picks are going sideways for some reason today.

Tennis Vagabond Says:

Wow. Win of Posi’s career I imagine. Too bad for Murray, I really hoped he would inject another dose of possibility in the guessing game. Still have DelPo and Tsonga as my Outsiders of Choice.

jane Says:

First time he played anyone in the top 50 and he wins it. And he says Fed has been his idol all his life. Nice moment for him.

jane Says:

Where is Peter Burwash,b.t.w.? I miss his commentating.

Still bummed about Muzza upset, even though Posi was a bright spot.

jane Says:

for margot, from

“What’s next for Murray? He’ll stick around for doubles with brother Jamie—said Andy, “If I played doubles with someone else, I play to try and get time on the match court. Winning isn’t necessarily always the most important thing. When I play with Jamie, I want to win.”—and then it’s off to Cincinnati. But let’s ask ourselves this: What would another Murray championship in Canada have proven? It’s all about the majors for him at this point, so take a page from the stock market, I would sell on panicking. Unless, of course, Murray has a repeat performance in Cincy.”

Michael Says:

Murray has lost very badly to Anderson in straight sets. This is precisely the reason why Murray cannot be clubbed in the league of the Top 3 who are more consistent. Murray has some miles to go before he can be ranked alongside them. Instead of changing the training regime, it would be good for Murray if he changes his highly pessimistic mental attitude and play the game with less pressure. He has the game to win a major, but only lacks the mental strength and will.

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