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'Clear headed' Murray credits US Open success to stint with coach Lendl's shrink

Source : ANI
Last Updated: Fri, Oct 12, 2012 06:20 hrs

British tennis star Andy Murray has revealed a sports psychologist, who knows his coach Ivan Lendl, helped him deal with the pressures of life at the top, and win the elusive Grand Slam title at the US Open.

"It started earlier in the year. It's a woman that Ivan used to work with when he played. He asked if I was open to it and I said I was always ready to try new things, so I agreed to it," the Daily Express quoted Murray, as saying.

"Now when my mind's clear, I can go on the court and play much better, without worrying about anything else. The US Open was a good example of that, where I didn't play my best throughout the tournament, but I played smart tennis," he added.

"Even when it was really tough, I found ways to win when I wasn't playing well," he said.

Murray played impressive tennis on Thursday, as he raced into the quarter-finals in his attempt to defend his Shanghai Masters title, crushing Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-2, 6-2 in just 57 minutes. (ANI)




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