Murray aims to Float Like a Butterfly

1st September 2007

Murray and his coach Brad Gilbert decided the Scot should start using the services of a sports psychologist during his time on the sidelines and he began working with Italian Robert Forzoni, who last month joined the Lawn Tennis Association as its sports psychology manager.

Forzoni was with Murray for his first two matches, wins over Pablo Cuevas and Jonas Bjorkman, and showed him videos of his win over Fernando Gonzalez last year as well as motivational clips of sporting greats, including the great Ali.

“I watched little bits of videos from my matches here from last year, watched a bit of my match against Gonzalez,” said Murray.

“I spoke to him (Forzoni) after my first match. Everything was good, the things that we’d spoken about before were fine, so there wasn’t really anything to chat about.

“But I watched some videos of other sports people, Muhammad Ali, Lance Armstrong. I watched bits and pieces of them.”

Murray, who has been in New York since early last week, said he felt at home, not just among the bright lights of the city – where he has been on the tourist trail to Times Square and up the Empire State Building – but on the hard courts of Flushing Meadows.