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Andy Murray: 'It's tough staying up there

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Andy Murray: 'It's tough staying up there
Andy Murray, who became the first Briton to win The Championships after77 years, hasn' been able to repeat his past performances in 2014 so far. The Scot, who was once positioned alongside Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic till last year, has been the only player in last seven years who was able to take the Wimbledon title from these aforementioned big three players. However, the 27-year-old hasn't been on top of his game since he registered that famous victory 13 months ago at SW19 in London.

Currently ranked as World No. 9 Andy Murray insists that he belongs to the same league, it’s just that it is an extremely challenging task to stay on top of your game and fitness all the time.  “Well, to be honest, I knew how hard it was because I knew the amount of work and effort to get there,” Murray said after defeating Nick Kyrgios 6-2, 6-2 in the second round of the Rogers Cup on Wednesday. “I was [in the top-4] for the last five or six years, and, you know, it was tough to stay there. It’s one thing getting there, but staying there is challenging.

At the beginning of the year, however, Murray lacked strength and mobility and was still recovering from his back operation.

“If I can get myself physically stronger, then, you know, even when you aren’t playing your best it’s easier to tough matches out and to track more balls down,” he said. “You can’t feel great every single day, so on your bad days, that’s when it’s important to really try and find a way to win. I haven’t done that so much this year.”

Couple of months later, Andy decided to separate his ways from coach Ivan Lendl and made up his mind to appoint the former WTA player Amelie Mauresmo as his coach.

“Well, I mean, they are different people,” Murray said of Mauresmo, a two-time Grand Slam winner and former world No. 1. “You know, the way they talk to you about the matches is different. The way they prepare you for matches is different.

“I’m happy with the way it’s been working so far. Both of us I think have enjoyed it … It’s now up to me to try and produce the results.”

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