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Positive Thinking - Andy's Blog
Australia was great for me, both in Brisbane and Melbourne. I was disappointed not to be able to take the title but there are a lot of positives I have taken away from the tournament.
I spent a week or so in London after Australia, just to relax as it was quite an intense month or so. It was great see all my hard work from the Christmas period come together and I felt good on the court. I always love going out to Australia but it was great to finally come home to the UK for a few days rest (and see my dogs).
Last week, I was at Queens Club for a media event. Its always great going back to the place, where for me, my ATP career really began because it was where I won my first ATP world tour match. The tournament is always so well run, and everyone involved is always so friendly and helpful. I’ll always have great memories of the club and tournament, and I can’t wait to get back out on the grass in June and see if I can win the title for a third time.
To prepare myself for my next training block, I spent a few days just doing some light training off court, going on runs, some gentle yoga and pilates and generally just preparing my body. I’m now back out in Miami and ready for my next block, which hopefully should put me in good shape for Indian Wells and Miami in the US, and the upcoming clay season in Europe.
I’m looking forward to playing the clay this year, it’s not usually my favoured surface but it is still a very important time of the season for me. It takes a long time for me to get used to it, but I believe I have every chance of winning the French Open and like I do with every tournament I play…. I will make sure that my body is ready for it.
It’s no secret that I love Miami, and its great to be back out here preparing. It also gives me a chance to catch a Miami Heat game or two. I’m sure I’ll definitely be playing around with my fantasy football team as well, to make sure I stay top of the league come the end of the football season!