World number four Andy Murray believes that there will be more pressure against six-time champion Roger Federer when they meet at the 2012 Wimbledon Men’s Singles title match on Sunday but also added that in order to have a fighting chance to win the title and become the first British player to win the Wimbledon title since 1936, he has to be “more stable on court” against Federer.
“You try to make sure you don’t get too excited on the court, never get too high, never get too down, when maybe in the past I was too up and down,” he said.
“I needed to try and be a bit more stable on the court, not be so emotional. I’d say that’s the one thing that I’ve learnt from being around him,” he added, referring to his coach, tennis legend Ivan Lendl.
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Murray scored a monumental victory on Friday when he finally pushed through to the Wimbledon final for the first time. He’s reached the semifinals in the past three years but failed to progress after being stopped at the final four by higher ranked players – such as Rafael Nadal. However, Nadal was ousted during the first week of competitions which blew the field wide on the bottom draw. The British tennis star beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France, also a semifinalist last year, to earn his spot in the final two at the All England Club.
“His record over the last 10 years has been incredible. There’ll be less pressure on me on Sunday because of who he is,” said Murray, referring to Federer.