Murray ready to go where no man has gone before

Wed Nov 5, 2014 10:01pm EST
 
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By Pritha Sarkar

PARIS (Reuters) - Breaking British records has become a bit of a habit for Andy Murray.

Next week, however, the Scot will have a chance to achieve something no tennis player has ever done -- win four different titles in the city of London.

Murray's impressive prize collection already includes a Wimbledon Challenge Cup, a London 2012 Olympic gold medal and three Queen's Club trophies. Should he become the first Briton to win the elite season-ending ATP World Tour Finals, he will own a unique set of titles captured on British soil.

As he prepares to finish off his season on a high, the twice grand slam champion sat down with Reuters to discuss how "it's been three or four years" since he "felt so well", about his recent run of form when he won three titles in five weeks and his opinion on who is the best dancer in the Murray family.

REUTERS: How does the past month and a half, when you have had to save 10 match points in finals before winning three titles in five weeks compare to the past two seasons when you won grand slam titles?

MURRAY: "It's been different. Different goals and targets. With my ranking having dropped a bit and obviously I hadn't won a tournament for a while... the last four of five weeks have been very good for that.

"The way the finals have been won, I saved (five) match points in two of them and also in the third one (David) Ferrer was serving for the match (in Vienna). So they have been very, very tight close matches so it's been nice to get a few wins."

REUTERS: You have now been working with twice grand slam champion Amelie Mauresmo for almost five months, what has been her influence in your recent title runs?   Continued...

 
Andy Murray of Britain returns a shot during his men's singles tennis match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in the third round of the Paris Masters tennis tournament at the Bercy sports hall in Paris, October 30, 2014. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier