Early in his career, Murray was labeled as ‘moody’ by some fans.
Andy Murray admits being labeled as “moody” early in his career was probably fair and justified to some degree. Murray, who turned 36 in May, was 18 when he won his first ATP title in 2006 San Jose. Also, Murray became the top-ranked British male player as a teenager and that brought a lot of attention to the now three-time Grand Slam champion.
Murray was thrown into the spotlight at a very young age and he didn’t really know how to react or act in certain situations. “I found the whole experience of my life changing overnight at 18 years old very difficult. Everyone makes lots of mistakes when they’re a teenager.
For most of the population, that doesn’t happen in front of millions of people. All the attention was not something I was very well prepared for. I wasn’t too bothered about being portrayed as ‘moody’; some of that would have been fair and justified,” Murray told The Times.
Murray not worried about his retirement from tennis
In 2019, Murray retired from pro tennis after the Australian Open.
But then, Murray had hip replacement surgery and returned to tennis in August of that year. Since then, Murray hasn’t had any major injuries but he is 36 and his retirement is slowly approaching. However, Murray isn’t worried about how his life will look after retirement.”I’m not worried about what I’ll do when I finish playing.
Before I had surgery, I had to accept that I might not play again. So I went through that process mentally and although it was hard, I accepted it. The good thing about the six months of rehab after the operation was I got to feel what being a retired tennis player would be like.
I spent time at home with my family, played lots of golf. I really, really enjoyed it — I’ve got lots of things to look forward to,” Murray said.