For Wimbledon title, Murray puts his faith in coach's superstition

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London, June 29 (ANI): Andy Murray's coaching team are leaving nothing to chance in his quest to become the first British player since Fred Perry in 1936 to win the men's singles title at Wimbledon.

The Scot yesterday revealed the superstitions of his coach that dictate the court on which he practices at the All England Club.

The world No3, who faces the No19 seed, Stanislas Wawrinka, in the fourth round today, exuded such confidence during the first week that it is hard to imagine his coach, Miles Maclagan, seeing the need for lucky charms or favoured routines.

But Murray said the man he hired in 2007 to replace Brad Gilbert was "a bit weird".

"My coach is very superstitious so I just go along with his stuff," Murray told channelbee.com.

"He always wants me to practice on a specific court, Court Three, before my first match. If I am playing at 2pm, then he will make me practice in the same place I practiced the day before. He's a bit weird like that."

Having beaten Robert Kendrick, Ernests Gulbis and Viktor Troicki in the opening week, the 22-year-old will be third on Centre Court today to face the Swiss Wawrinka, a man he has beaten four times in seven matches but has never played on grass.

"There is quite a lot of psychology in tennis but you will rarely see it. John McEnroe has said that he used psychology as a sort of tactic. I wish there was more of it going on, as it makes it more interesting to watch," said Murray. (ANI)

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