“Tennis Is Still My Passion”: Andy Murray Reveals Motivation to Play the Sport

Published 10/19/2021, 12:30 PM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain poses with the Gentlemen’s Singles Trophy following his victory in the Gentlemen’s Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)


Andy Murray’s heroic run at Indian Wells ended in the third round of the competition. The Brit showcased an incredible performance in the round of 64 to crush Carlos Alcaraz of Spain. However, Alexander Zverev defeated Murray in straight sets in the following round. Recently, the three-time Grand Slam champion was asked to speak about the fascinating sport of tennis.

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He defined tennis as both simple and complex. He considers tennis as a battle of mind and body. Murray turned pro in the year 2005 and since then he has achieved three Grand Slam titles, along with a career-high ranking of World No. 1.

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Andy Murray regards tennis as his passion

Andy Murray has been fairly consistent on the ATP tour 2021. The 34-year-old has displayed some extraordinary performances across different tournaments. Just recently, in an interview, he was asked some intriguing questions about the sport. One such question was, “What do you find fascinating about sport?”

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 28, 2021 Britain’s Andy Murray celebrates winning his first round match against Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili REUTERS/Paul Childs

To this, Andy Murray replied, “Tennis is still my passion. I love its simplicity and at the same time its complexity. For me, tennis means a battle of mind and body. Each game is different from the others, which makes it attractive for all ages.” (Translated via Google Translate)

Despite struggling with the hip injury since 2017, Andy Murray’s passion for the sport hasn’t decreased. The Brit desperately wants to make a statement on the ATP tour with gracious performances.

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Murray to face Frances Tiafoe at the European Open

After exiting from Indian Wells in the third round, Andy Murray has set his sight on the European Open in Belgium. In the round of 32, Andy Murray will be up against the American, Frances Tiafoe. The pair have encountered two times in their career. Interestingly, both the players have clinched 1-1 victory each.

Oct 8, 2021; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Andy Murray (GBR) hits a shot against Adrian Mannarino (FRA) at Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

After the loss against Alexander Zverev at Indian Wells, Murray dropped his rankings from World No. 121 to 172. The Brit dropped more than 50 places in the rankings. It would be captivating to witness how Murray takes on his upcoming challenges of the season.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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