Watching Andy Murray on the Melbourne Arena tennis court in his first round match against Roberto Bautista Agut reminds me of not only why i love watching muzzer but why i love sport, tennis and watching it live.
On the back of his sad and tearful press conference two days ago Murray started his first round Australian Grand Slam match struggling physically. Although as expected he competed admirably he was just off the pace against an opponent he had previously not lost a set against. And then Murray starts fighting back. And the drama, adrenaline and sheer belligerent determination in him returns in the third set and the belief returned to his mind and seemingly replaced fears and pain from his hip. It is the reason he is great champion.
For me watching it also reminds me that goals, targets, hopes dreams and ambitions seemingly out of our reach can be achieved against the odds. Believing in yourself is often not easy. I know this from my own life struggles, but watching Murray and others like him is so inspiring and so motivating.