London, June 25 (ANI): British tennis player Andy Murray has revealed that the fear of losing is the key to his Wimbledon title bid.
"The thing that is important is having an understanding that you can lose each match you play. You have to expect tough matches so, like my first round, when there are tough situations, you expect them and find a way through," The Sun quoted Murray, as saying.
Earlier, Murray had tense opening match against American Robert Kendrick, eventually winning it 7-5 6-7 6-3 6-4.
"If you are not expecting tough games and it gets close, you can panic and do things you shouldn't. Mentally, I've been good since I was young. But the physically stronger you get, the calmer you are and you have fewer excuses," he added.
Murray has his second round match with Latvia's Ernests Gulbis, but his performance in the first round has raised few doubts and also lowered few expectations.
Meanwhile, Murray has accessed his Latvian opponent, and is confident of giving a good show.
"Gulbis has given a lot of top guys tough matches in Grand Slams. Djokovic at the French Open, Rafa Nadal here last year and Andy Roddick at the US Open. All of those matches were four sets. He takes risks," Murray said.
"He has a big serve and will hit aces and win some points off his serve but I just need to play very solid," he added. (ANI)