Murray: Less pressure to defend Slam

by: Matt Cronin August 25, 2013

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Andy Murray doesn't expect to be overwhelmed having to defend a Grand Slam title for the first time at the upcoming U.S. Open. The Briton won his second major title this summer at Wimbledon.

“I think there is less pressure,” Murray told reporters. “I think before the first match -- and probably anything before the first match there will be nerves there -- I expect to be pretty nervous because it's a new experience and it's different. But I think once the tournament gets going, I don't think it changes. I don't think it changes too much. There was a lot of pressure on me for a lot of years to win a Grand Slam, and then same sort of thing at Wimbledon. I wouldn't imagine it would be the same here.”

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