50 Athletic & Motivational Andy Murray Quotes

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Which are your favorite Andy Murray quotes?

Andy Murray is a Scottish professional tennis player. He is best known for his outstanding record of being ranked the world No. 1 tennis player by the most respected tennis organization globally, the ‘Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP)’ notably for 41 weeks.

Murray’s successes in the game include winning the widely celebrated “Grand Slam” singles titles 3 times, which title is only granted to players who have won all four major tennis championships.

He successfully established himself in professional tennis during the renowned ‘ATP Tour’ when he made his top 10 debut only at the age of 19. For his great contributions in the sport, Murray is regarded as a national hero in Great Britain, thus, he was honorably granted the ‘Most Excellent Order of British Empire (OBE)’ title.

Here’s a collection of the most motivational Andy Murray quotes:


50 Athletic & Motivational Andy Murray Quotes

1. “I play fantasy basketball and fantasy football, soccer.” – Andy Murray

2. “I’m definitely open to change, but at the same time I am quite stubborn.” – Andy Murray

3. “In tennis, it is not the opponent you fear, it is the failure itself, knowing how near you were but just out of reach.” – Andy Murray

4. “I tend not to argue about things that I don’t believe in.” – Andy Murray

5. “I am Scottish. I am also British.” – Andy Murray

6. “People think I am unemotional because my voice is flat and a bit boring. It is unfortunate but it is just the way it is. I’ve tried to change it but it doesn’t seem to make a difference. The truth is, I have lots of emotions inside. I cried after the semi-final at Wimbledon [2012] because I was proud to reach the final and I knew how much it meant to the country. I cried after the [losing] final [to Federer], too, for different reasons. I felt I had let people down. I think people warmed to that. They could see how much it hurt.” – Andy Murray

7. “A lot of athletes use sports psychologists.” – Andy Murray

8. “You have to go into each match believing you can beat all of the players.” – Andy Murray

9. “I believe you should give 100% on the court, so I chase every ball.” – Andy Murray


10th of 50 Andy Murray Quotes

10. “I understand how much everyone wanted to see a British winner at Wimbledon and I hope everyone enjoyed it. I worked so hard in that last game. It’s the hardest few points I’ve had to play in my life. I don’t know how I came through the final three points… that last game … my head was kind of everywhere. That last game will be the toughest game I’ll play in my career, ever.” – Andy Murray


11. “When I’m in Miami I like to go and watch basketball, the Miami Heat.” – Andy Murray

12. “Obviously you try to keep as much of your private life as private as you can.” – Andy Murray

13. “It’s not the end of the world to lose.” – Andy Murray

14. “When I’m training in December, I have to eat like 6,000 calories a day to maintain my weight. It’s a bit tiring.” – Andy Murray

15. “I proved that I can win the Grand Slams. I proved that I can last four and a half hours and come out on top against one of the strongest guys physically that tennis had probably seen especially on this surface. So they would probably be the things that I would say I have learned tonight: To not doubt myself physically and mentally from now on.” – Andy Murray

16. “I’ll be supporting anyone but England.” – Andy Murray

17. “My fitness trainer’s English, my physio’s English, some of my friends are English. I don’t have a problem with English people at all.” – Andy Murray

18. “Tennis is an individual sport, and I am quite a self-conscious person.” – Andy Murray

19. “I used to think that losing made you more hungry and determined but after my success at the Olympics and the U.S. Open I realize that winning is the biggest motivation.” – Andy Murray


20th of 50 Andy Murray Quotes

20. “For me, by far, the Olympics is the biggest sporting event in the world.” – Andy Murray


21. “To be honest, I think bananas are a pathetic fruit.” – Andy Murray

22. “For me, the most important thing has always been tennis, and that’s what I want to get across the image I want to portray is a hard-working tennis player.” – Andy Murray

23. “Coaches need to have a vision.” – Andy Murray

24. “I am not anti-English, and I never was.” – Andy Murray

25. “I’ve never felt nervous in front of big crowds and in big stadiums.” – Andy Murray

26. “You are always talking about yourself and tennis and how you are feeling. I try to avoid it when I don’t have to.” – Andy Murray

27. “I think most players would love, at one stage in their career, to say, ‘I’ve been No. 1 in the world.” – Andy Murray

28. “Normally I sleep for 9, 10 hours a night.” – Andy Murray

29. “Sometimes you’re looking to play perfect tennis but it’s not going to happen all the time and you have to accept it.” – Andy Murray


30th of 50 Andy Murray Quotes

30. “Contrary to my image, I do have a sense of humor.” – Andy Murray


31. “We Scots have a fierce pride in the things we do that others can never appreciate. I am the British No. 1, but I would prefer to be the British No. 1 from Scotland every time.” – Andy Murray

32. “When a lot of things are going the wrong way for a country, for a people, when you can’t really think of anything worse than a war, you always try to take life on the brighter side and that’s how I grew up with my parents.” – Andy Murray

33. “This year it’s just about winning the big matches because if you’re going to get into the top 20 then you’ve got to do well at the Masters Series and the grand slams. I don’t have any ranking points to defend for the first few months of the year so if I do well over the next few weeks then I’ve got a chance of doing it.” – Andy Murray

34. “I’ve been asked a lot lately if tennis is clean or not. I don’t know anymore how you judge whether a sport is clean. If one in 100 players is doping, in my eyes that isn’t a clean sport.” – Andy Murray

35. “Everything in tennis is so neat and nice but boxing has sport down to its essence; it is very pure and I like that.” – Andy Murray

36. “I never read. The paper or anything. I watch a lot of movies, and TV series and stuff. But I never, never read.” – Andy Murray

37. “I’ve realized over the years I play my best when I have time to prepare for each tournament as best as possible.” – Andy Murray

38. “Everybody always talks about the pressure of playing at Wimbledon, how tough it is, but the people watching make it so much easier to play.” – Andy Murray

39. “I love music. I listen to a lot of it.” – Andy Murray



40th of 50 Andy Murray Quotes

40. “It would have been better if I had won, but reaching the final was perfect.” – Andy Murray


41. “I don’t play any tournaments to come second best.” – Andy Murray

42. “Like most guys, I’ve always liked watches. I can always check the time on my phone, but having a watch is so much better.” – Andy Murray

43. “There is a fear of emotion in tennis.” – Andy Murray

44. “Boxing, mixed martial arts, and tennis are the hardest sports to train for.” – Andy Murray

45. “I am not stroppy at all.” – Andy Murray

46. “Well, my mum’s been a tennis coach – she coached me till I was 12.” – Andy Murray

47. “Having a normal knee would make life a lot easier.” – Andy Murray

48. “You can’t focus on other people’s careers. Everybody is different.” – Andy Murray

49. “If you want a player to serve and volley more, you need to teach them to do that more, how to move at the net.” – Andy Murray

50. “I don’t actually go to that many concerts.” – Andy Murray



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Zisilia Alvsa
Zisilia Alvsa
Zisilia Alvsa is a writer for Wealthy Gorilla. Friends often call her Zii. She is a girl from Jakarta, Indonesia who currently lives in Bali. Zii loves photography and travelling.


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