Andy Murray enjoyed a relaxed game of football with Ross Hutchins and members of his team as he prepares for BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.
Andy's Latest Blog - Miami Open
After a few hard weeks out in the desert of California it’s great to finally be back here in Miami. I got off to a good start in the Miami Open yesterday. Bernard can often be a difficult opponent to face, and he has beaten a lot of great players. I think yesterday my experience on the courts (they feel like a second home!) was a real benefit, which is what I think gave me the edge over Bernard on the day, I was just pleased to get the job done in straight sets.
I’ve been back in Miami nearly a week now, and its great to be able to get back into my usual training and also do a few things that I like to do to unwind. I recently played a pro am charity event on the green clay of Key Biscayne with my brother Jamie, it was great event to play and set against a sunset/palmtree back drop, not too bad to look at either and of course it was great to see my brother as always!
Its no secret than when I’m in Miami one of my favorite things to do is go and watch the Heat. They are currently on a record breaking run which has appropriately been dubbed the ‘heat wave’ considering the weather out here right now is really hot. The streak I think is the second longest in history, and they don’t appear to be slowing. Its great to see the team doing well and its especially great for a player like Lebron James who spent a long time trying to win his first major title, and now seems to be coming into his own as one of the all time greats of the game.
People often ask me what gives me inspiration in my own sport and if I’m honest there’s not one thing I can single out. Like any sports fan, I like seeing teams/players doing really well and playing the best they can even when the matches and conditions get tough. That’s the type of stuff that drives me to do the same and really push myself.
I’m looking forward to my next match with Grigor Dimitrov, we have played each other a few times, and they are always good matches. As long as I stick to my own game plan and continue to make my opponents work hard I’m confident I can put in a really solid performance at Crandon Park. Might see if I can jump in on the ‘heat wave!’