Tennis: Stop extreme pressure and start developing players, says Murray
DOHA (AFP) - Andy Murray wants to put a stop to the habit of putting "extreme pressure" on players, as part of a legacy for his history-making achievement in winning Wimbledon.
The Scot ended a 77-year wait for a British male winner of the legendary Grand Slam event and is keen that the ensuing opportunity to learn lessons should not be missed during 2014.
He has been concerned about unhealthy attitudes in trying to produce winners for some time, and elaborated on it at the Qatar Open where he has been preparing for the Australian Open, the new year's first Grand Slam tournament.
"I just think it got to a stage where it was desperation," he said. "It was hoping, rather than (thinking) what are you trying to do to develop the next Wimbledon champion.