Andy Murray believed he had what it took to reach world number one from a very young age, a video shared by his mum Judy Murray has revealed.
Murray has won three Grand Slam titles in his career, two at Wimbledon and one at the US Open.
However, his greatest achievement may have been when he climbed to the world number one ranking in 2016, despite playing in an era containing the outrageously brilliant Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Novak Djokovic.
However, it seems he always had his sights set on the achievement.
“Look what I found when clearing out my study,” Judy tweeted.
“A compilation DVD we had made when we were desperately trying to get sponsorship.”
Look what I found when clearing out my study. A compilation dvd we had made when we were desperately trying to get sponsorship…….
“I’d really like to become number 1 in the world. I’ve been number 1 in all the junior age groups so I dont see why not”. @andy_murray age 17. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/uTVKocS2DP
— judy murray (@JudyMurray) September 14, 2019
“I’d really like to become number 1 in the world,” a 17-year-old Andy Murray says.
“I’ve been number 1 in all the junior age groups so I don’t see why not.”
Murray is currently stepping up his singles comeback after major hip surgery, but his ambitions are no less bold than they were back in his teens, with his recently admitting he wants to compete with Federer, Djokovic, and Nadal again.
“I look forward to doing it if, physically, I am capable of competing with them,” he said in London last week.
“I don’t look forward to going on the court against one of those guys and not feeling like I have a chance of winning which, if I played them tomorrow, that’s how I would feel.
“When I practised with Novak in Australia at the beginning of this year, I found that hard, even though it was just practice. I felt terrible and I found that quite hard.
“If I’m able to compete against them and feel like I can win, even if it’s a really small chance, then I will enjoy that, for sure.”
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