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July 14, 2016: “I don’t mind failing. Failing’s OK providing that you’ve given your best and put everything into it. Obviously a lot of questions would get asked of me after those losses. But failing’s not terrible. I put myself in a position all of the time in these events to win them. Haven’t won them all of the time. I’ve lost a lot of close ones against great players most of the time. That’s it. Just have kind of not being afraid of failing. Sort of learning from all of my losses. That’s what I’ve done throughout most of my career”
— Andy Murray, who had a dismal 2-8 record in Grand Slam finals before he defeated Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6, 7-6 to win his second Wimbledon title.May 13, 2016: “It would be incredible to reach the top of my sport. It’s something that you dream of when you’re younger. My brother has just topped the rankings in the doubles, so as brothers it would be incredible to say that we were both able to reach number one during our careers, but it’s not something that I’m going to solely focus on. To reach number one, you have to be incredibly consistent in tournaments, so I will just continue to focus on one tournament at a time, and make sure I keep working as hard as I can to win every tournament.”
— Andy Murray, the 2012 US Open and 2013 Wimbledon champion, says joining Jamie as a world No. 1 is his ultimate goal.March 15, 2016: “I was OK holding her. The only thing I found difficult was changing her because you see a small person and you think they’re so fragile – or that their hands are so small that when you’re putting their fingers through their top that they could maybe break. But when you see all the midwives—and Kim has a good friend who is a midwife—they’re a lot rougher and they do things much more quickly. Lots of people have told me babies are a lot more resilient than you think. They’re not going to break.”
— Andy Murray, asked by The Guardian (UK) if he worried about dropping his daughter the first time he gathered her in his arms.Feb 04, 2015: “No, it’s not legitimate and it definitely distracted me. I have no idea what the issue was. He obviously looked like he was in quite a bad way at the beginning of the third set and came back unbelievably. I’m frustrated at myself for letting that bother me. I got a bit distracted when he, like, fell on the ground after a couple of shots. I have no idea [if it was a deliberate ploy]. I would hope that that wouldn’t be the case. If it was cramp, that’s a tough thing to recover from and play as well as he did at the end. I’ve been through situations like that before where I haven’t let it affect me. That was what was disappointing.”
— Andy Murray, wrongly insinuating Novak Djokovic was feigning injury or exhaustion during the Australian Open final, but conceding that, in any event, he should not have let it distract or anger him.July 10, 2013: "The atmosphere today was different to what I've experienced in the past. It was different to last year's final, for sure. And then the end of the match, that was incredibly loud, very noisy. I've been saying it all week, but it does make a difference. It really helps when the crowd's like that, the atmosphere is like that. Especially in a match as tough as that one where it's extremely hot, brutal, long rallies, tough games, they help you get through it."
— Andy Murray, on how the highly partisan, boisterous Centre Court crowd helped him defeat long-time rival Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 in the Wimbledon final.April 11, 2013: "People think I am unemotional because my voice is flat and a bit boring. It is unfortunate but it is just the way it is. I've tried to change it but it doesn't seem to make a difference. The truth is, I have lots of emotions inside. I cried after the semi-final at Wimbledon  because I was proud to reach the final and I knew how much it meant to the country. I cried after the [losing] final [to Federer], too, for different reasons. I felt I had let people down. I think people warmed to that. They could see how much it hurt."
— Andy Murray, admitting to the Scottish media he lacks charisma but not emotions.September 12, 2012: "I proved that I can win the Grand Slams. I proved that I can last four and a half hours and come out on top against one of the strongest guys physically that tennis had probably seen especially on this surface. So they would probably be the things that I would say I have learned tonight: To not doubt myself physically and mentally from now on."
— Andy Murray, after outlasting defending champion Novak Djokovic in a riveting 7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 US Open final, which included a 24-minute first set tiebreaker and equalled the longest US Open final in history, for his first Grand Slam title.Aug 6, 2012: "I knew after that match that everything you’ve kind of gone through as a player was worth it because it was the biggest win of my career by far..."
— Andy Murray, on winning the Olympic gold medal [read more].June 5, 2012: "It's almost like playing a sort of a football match. And I like football. I enjoyed myself on the court today. It's the most fun I've had on the court in a while, so I wasn't so sort of shying away from the fact that the crowd wanted me to lose."
— Andy Murray, telling reporters booing Roland Garros spectators energized rather than deflated him during his decisive four-set victory over Frenchman Richard Gasquet in their fourth-round match.April 16, 2012: "Tennis at the Olympics has become a big deal. Everybody plays it now. Ten or 15 years ago, guys were skipping the Olympics. Everybody is playing it now. You see the emotions of the guys. Djokovic won the bronze medal last time and it was a huge deal to him. If you lose in the semifinals of a Grand Slam, you are disappointed. If you win a bronze medal at the Olympics, it's huge."
— Andy Murray, who has never won a major title and lost in the first round at the 2008 Olympics, believes the London Olympics tennis event in July will be viewed by the sport's top players as a fifth Grand Slam.February 01 , 2010: "I congratulate Roger on all of his accomplishments, and to keep it doing it year after year is incredible and tonight he was a lot better than me. I can cry like Roger; it's just a shame I can't play like him."
— Bitterly disappointed Andy Murray, choking on his words at the trophy presentation after he failed to convert five sets points in the thrilling 13-11 tiebreaker of his 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 loss to Roger Federer in the Australian Open final.
April 26 , 2009: "Malaria is completely preventable and stoppable but yet it still kills more children in Africa than any other single disease. We can radically change this, it is a huge opportunity, and I'm urging the UK public to help save a life and get behind Malaria No More UK, a truly world-changing and life-saving initiative."
— Andy Murray on why he chose a campaign to combat malaria, which threatens half the world's population, as his first global charity.September 2 , 2007: "Everybody hated Ali at the start; they called him cocky and arrogant and whatever else you want to call him. He believed he was the best. I don't have a problem with someone sounding cocky and arrogant. If you want to say 'I'm the best and I'm going to beat this guy, and you do, then that's fine.' It's a different story if you don't."
— Andy Murray,a rising 20-year-old tennis star from Scotland, talking to SI.com.2005: "There's my Mom making an idiot of herself."
— Andy Murray, 18, spotting his irrepressible mother, Judy Erskine, on a monitor while he was being interviewed at the 2005 Wimbledon Championships.
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