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James Crabtree is currently in Melbourne Park covering the Australian Open for Tennis Grandstand.
Ivan Lendl (R) with Andy Murray
January 13, 2013 — To assume a grand slam is all about players showing up for a couple of weeks, slugging it out playing tennis before someone is crowned the title, walking away with a gargantuan check is a little misleading.
An awful lot else goes on including an opportunity for coach development. At one of this year’s Australian championship pre-tournament events, 8-time grand slam champion Ivan Lendl spoke at a coach’s conference. If his own stellar career wasn’t enough justification to speak compound that by the fact he helped Andy Murray add his name to the list of grand slam champions. He informed of how their relationship started, via a link with Darren Cahill an ensuing three-hour telephone conversation then a trial practice session.
The inner details of his coaching relationship with Andy Murray he would not divulge, stating “that’s between me an...
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Andy Murray's personal trainer made a bet during the US Open with Murray's coach Ivan Lendl about who could perform better on the Versatile Machine, (I think that is what he said) which they use in their workouts. Check out the video to see who lost the bet and who is the "far superior physical specimen." Mental note......never make a bet with Ivan that you...
Andy Murray is aware that the ATP Tour is not pleased about the decision to add an extra day of play at the U.S. Open - a Monday men's final - without also increasing compensation for the players.
But he says he hasn't heard of any plans for a reported boycott of the event.
''Since the player meeting, I haven't discussed with any of the players what was said...
U.S. Open champion Andy Murray has won his first-round match at the Australian Open, beating Robin Haase of the Netherlands 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 Tuesday.
Murray was dominant throughout his Rod Laver Arena match, his first at a major since beating Novak Djokovic in the U.S. Open final last year, ending a 76-year drought by a British man in Grand Slam singles.
The third-seeded Murray is...
US Open champion Andy Murray won his first-round match at the Australian Open, beating Robin Haase of the Netherlands 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 on Tuesday.
Murray was dominant throughout his Rod Laver Arena match, his first at a major since beating Novak Djokovic in the US Open final last year, ending a 76-year drought by a British man in Grand Slam singles.
The third-seeded Murray is in the...
It is accepted that an above-average ability to survive intense physical and mental pressure is required to rise to the top on the men's tennis tour, as anyone who witnessed Andy Murray's marathon victory over Novak Djokovic in the final of the US Open last September will realize.
These two extraordinary athletes are expected to find themselves on a collision course once...
Andy Murray has beaten Roger Federer for the first time in a Grand Slam event to advance to the Australian Open final against top-ranked Novak Djokovic.
Murray, who became the first British man to win a major in 76 years when he beat Djokovic in last year's U.S. Open final, missed a chance to serve for the match in the fourth set before beating Federer 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-7...
By Jaclyn Stacey
(January 15, 2013) MELBOURNE PARK, Australia – Olympic gold medalist and US Open champion Andy Murray won through to the second round of Australian Open 2013 following a clinical display of tennis in disposing of Dutchman Robin Haase in straight sets 6-3, 6-1, 6-3.
“I did a good job of that today” said Murray. “It’s always nice to get through the first...
(January 12, 2013) A look at some of the questions and answers from the Saturday news conferences before the Australian Open begins. They include Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Roger Federer, Sam Stosur, Maria Sharapova and Andy Murray.
Q. What are your thoughts on the Australians, like Bernard Tomic?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I believe their chances...