‘I’m just one match from Slam glory, insists Murray

Saturday, January 29, 2011

MELBOURNE - Australian Open finalist and British tennis champion Andy Murray believes that he is only one match away from Grand Slam glory.

After beating Spaniard David Ferrer in a four-set semi-final yesterday, Murray has predicted that he will face a ‘brutal’ Australian Open final against world No 3 Novak Djokovic.

The 23-year-old from Dunblane has given himself his best opportunity yet to become the first British player to win a Grand Slam since Fred Perry in 1936 after fighting back from a set down to beat David Ferrer in the semi-final.

The Daily Mail quoted Murray, as saying: “I don’t want to get so amped up that I play a stinker of a match. You don’t want to go in thinking, “Yeah, no-one’s won one for 60 years (it is actually nearly 75) and I might never get another chance”.

“The historical thing, it’s not something that I’ve thought about that much. It’s more like a personal dream of mine, a personal goal. That’s what you need to think to keep yourself in check and not get ahead of yourself. I need to make sure I’m relaxed and calm on court. I don’t want to get myself too worked up,” he added. (ANI)

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