One can find motivation anywhere and from anyone. And nothing better can explain this than the situation of the former world number one, Andy Murray. Additionally, the three-times Grand Slam winner reveals what motivated him to make a return to the tennis court.
After his hip operation, the Scot professional found it really difficult. However, he is now good to play the U.S.Open 2020. Moreover, this will also be his first Grand Slam after the insertion of a metal plate in his joint.
While Andy Murray was struggling to come back due to the injuries and surgery, a surgeon told him that his professional career is now over. However, Murray decided not to give up and fight for his place. While there was no guarantee that he will be able to play again after the operation, the 33-year old didn’t give up.
Andy Murray, while talking about this also revealed what made him recover. He said, “There is one person in particular who helped me. It was the doctor/surgeon. He told me that I didn’t have long left. And that I could have surgery. But will not be able to play professional sports again.”
Additionally, Andy Murray also said, “I was weird timing. I actually came across him the morning after having my hip resurfacing. I took my first steps with the crutches. Additionally, he walked past me and talked to my wife. He said, ‘ I told him he was going to have to do this’.”
“There Was Some Smugness To What He Told Me”- Andy Murray
“It really got me. And I was not happy. I would say this thing provided me the biggest motivation. At that moment I was actually going through a very difficult time. And I felt that there was some smugness to what he told me”, Andy Murray said.
For Andy Murray, this was enough and he was actually interested in gifting the doctor a bottle of wine to thank for providing him the motivation he needed.