Aug 16, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Andy Murray (GBR) plays in a match against Tomas Berdych (CZE) (not pictured) at the Western and Southern Open. Mandatory Photo Credit: Pat Lovell, USA Today Sports.

Andy Murray says he doesn’t feel pressure to repeat at U.S. Open


Andy Murray’s victory over Novak Djokovic at the 2012 U.S. Open marked the first grand slam win of his career. Having won Wimbledon earlier this year, Murray says he doesn’t feel a ton of pressure heading into the upcoming U.S. Open at Flushing Meadows (though he does admit some pre-match nerves may bubble up):

I think there is less pressure. I think before the first match ‑ and probably anything before the first match there will be nerves there ‑ I expect to be pretty nervous because it’s a new experience and it’s different.

 

But I think once the tournament gets going, I don’t think it changes. I don’t think it changes too much.

 

There was a lot of pressure on me for a lot of years to win a grand slam, and then same sort of thing at Wimbledon. I wouldn’t imagine it would be the same here (Reuters).

Murray will take on 33-year-old Michaël Llodra in the opening round at Flushing Meadows, a competitor whom Murray is 3-0 against. Murray is ranked third in the world; Llorda is 49th.

[Source: Reuters]

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