I did this Biofile interview with newly-crowned ATP World No. 1 Andy Murray at the 2005 US Open. At the time of this interview, Murray was ranked 122 in the world and had just beaten 39th ranked Andrei Pavel in five sets in the first round of the US Open main draw (63 36 36 61 64). Murray was defeated in the second round in five sets by Arnaud Clement (26 67 62 76 06).
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 175
DOB: May 15, 1987 In: Glasgow, Scotland
Childhood Tennis Heroes: “My favorite player was Agassi. When I started playing when I was about seven, eight I watched him. I also liked John McEnroe. I didn’t really get to see him play live but I watched videos of his matches and really liked him. And now favorite player is probably… I really like Nadal now. And all of the young guys, Gasquet as well.”
Hobbies/Interests: “I like go-karting. Boxing is my favorite sport outside of tennis. And I like listening to my I-Pod.”
Favorite Movies: “Weddimg Crashers – I watched that twice. It just came out (summer 2005) and I thought it was absolutely hilarious. The Girl Next Door.”Continue to read full article...
Professional tennis players like Federer, Nadal, Sharapova, Sampras, Connors, Serena answer this question: Of all the matches youâ€™ve played, What was the best you ever felt on the court in your life?
Two years of research resulted in this insightful collection:
Amelie Mauresmo: “Thatâ€™s tough [smiles]. Probably Iâ€™d say first set against Myskina in Wimbledon last year. Couldnâ€™t miss. I have memories for me thatâ€™s good â€“ the final of The Championships probably (vs. Henin). (Those were better than the first set against Henin in Australia â€˜06?) Yeah, this one was good too. Yeah, I have a few good examples. Itâ€™s tough right now to remind of all these matches.”Continue to read full article...