Andy Murray admits he is ‘odd’ and ‘strange’ for what he did at Miami Open



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Andy Murray was seen faking a laugh after several points (Picture: Getty)

Andy Murray admits his behaviour was ‘odd’ and ‘strange’ during his impressive comeback victory over Matteo Berrettini at the Miami Open.

The British veteran, who plays with a metal hip and is ranked world No.62, lost the first set but came roaring back to win 4-6 6-3 6-4 against his Italian opponent.

Murray, who has his 37th birthday coming up in May, revealed last month that he is ‘likely not going to play past this summer’ as he edges towards retirement.

There has been much speculation over the two-time Wimbledon champion’s future in tennis and some have even accused Murray of tarnishing his legacy.

Murray recently said that he would like to play at the Olympic Games in Paris this summer in what could be of his final events before hanging up his racket.

All eyes were on Murray for his Miami Open encounter against 2021 Wimbledon finalist Berrettini on Wednesday as he picked up just his fourth victory of the year.

Murray was seen faking a laugh after several points and was quizzed about his unusual behaviour after the match.

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Andy Murray says he ‘plays better’ when he is acting strange (Picture: Getty)

‘You were saying I need to be happier on the court in the interview beforehand,’ Murray told his former doubles partner Laura Robson in a Sky Sports interview.

‘So if I’m laughing, that’s not OK, if I’m shouting, that’s not OK, if I’m flat like I was in Australia, that’s not OK. It’s very hard for me to get the balance right.

‘I’m very different on the tennis court. I’m not a robot. I’m a bit odd, a bit strange. But I play better when I’m like that.’

Murray turned to a camera and wrote ‘there is life in the old dog yet’ on the lens following his win over Berrettini in reference to talk over his retirement plans.

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