Again in 2003, a then-16-year-old Andy Murray made his ATP Challenger Tour debut when he competed in Manchester. Since then, the Scot has gone on to succeed in the head of the sport. He has risen to No. 1 within the Pepperstone ATP Rankings and lifted 46 tour-level titles, together with 14 ATP Masters 1000 crowns and three Grand Slams.
This week, the Scot is as soon as recreation competing on the ATP Challenger Tour, advancing to the semi-finals in Aix en Provence in France. Whereas on the Challenger 175, Murray took time to reminisce on his early Challenger Tour days.
A launching pad to greatness 🏆🥇@andy_murray takes a stroll down Challenger reminiscence lane 🤔#ATPChallenger pic.twitter.com/oYDuxC728A
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“My first recollections of taking part in on the Challenger Tour had been in Manchester,” Murray mentioned. “I performed a grass-court challenger there and I had my dad there as my tennis coach. He’s not a tennis participant or a coach however he was there with me.
“I bear in mind being unbelievably shy. I didn’t ask anybody to heat up with me earlier than my match, so I had my dad throwing balls to me out of a procuring bag and I ended up really getting a few good wins there.”
Armed with a full help staff right this moment, Murray will purpose to win his third ATP Challenger Tour title and first since 2005 this weekend in France.