> Ahead of their match up in London tonight, Roger Federer and Andy Murray have been talking about their past with each other – Federer making a point to discount their head to head and quick to point out the matches he has won against Murray are more important.
“Yes, it is one of those things. All the players would like to have all the support on their side but our job, as professional athletes, is to try and put the crowd out of our minds if things aren’t going well. If the crowd is against you, you have to try and focus on the match” – Andy Murray talking about Federer’s popularity
“It will be a great match. I love playing against Roger. Rafa, too, has a great aura about him. But once you get out on the court, both against Rafa and Roger, you focus. I have played Roger 13 times, practised with Rafa many times, but now I feel a lot more relaxed playing against him.” – Andy Murray
“Sometimes you play a guy when he is hot and you’re more cold and you can’t do anything because the other guy’s playing too well. With Murray, we have kind of peaked at similar times this year. We both played well in Australia, then in Toronto, then in Shanghai and here it seems as if we’re both playing well. The only difference is I have the slams. I guess I’ve been a bit more consistent than he has otherwise I wouldn’t be in front in the rankings.” – Roger Federer