Thursday, June 26, 2014

Athlete Spotlight: Andy Murray

Andy Murray, the 27 year old tennis star, has seen much success throughout his career and he continues to excel throughout the 2014 Wimbledon Championships. The Scottish player, coming into this tournament as the number 3 seed, is the current defending singles champion and is hoping to be able to keep that title. After his victory on Wednesday over 16th seed Blaz Rola, he has advanced himself into the third round of the tournament and will play his next match on Friday June 27 against Roberto Bautista Agut

With 28 ATP titles and an ATP world ranking of 5, it's clear that Murray has dedicated a great deal of time to his practice and trainings to get where he is today. Murray says he attributes much of his success to bikram yoga. Practicing bikram has increased his strength, flexibility, focus, balance, and endurance. The evident physical and mental benefits have undoubtedly helped to improve his game and allowed him to compete with some of the most elite athletes in the world. The mental aspect is especially crucial for Murray because it has helped control his temper during grueling matches and it keeps him focused when it's most important. Murray, like many other professional athletes today, is a huge advocate for bikram and is willing to endure the 90 minutes of sweat for its amazing benefits. 

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