Andy resets his values
Speaking after his straight sets win over Ivo Karlovic in the first round of the Rakuten Open, Andy touched briefly on life after winning a Slam. Specifically, how now having won one his focus his subtely changed.
“I was so, I don’t want to say ‘obsessed’ with winning a grand slam, but it was so important to me,” said Andy.
“Sometimes during the year in certain matches I haven’t done myself justice. I felt after the U.S. Open (I needed to) reset some goals.
“I was always focusing on the next grand slam rather than every tournament and every match I played.
“Now I feel like I can hopefully concentrate better, take more responsibility for my performances in every tournament throughout the year.”
The Scot said he felt no different having finally won his first grand slam after losing in four finals.
“It didn’t feel a whole lot different (stepping on court as a grand slam winner),” said the 25-year-old.
“Hopefully with time that will come,” added Andy, who reached his first Wimbledon final this year before exacting revenge on Roger Federer in the Olympic final in London.
“I think where I will feel it more will be if I’m getting to the latter stages of grand slams. Hopefully I will start feeling more confidence to go on to win.”