This is a very good, but lengthy article. I've highlighted what stood out for me.http://www.laureus.com/news/breakthrough-award-nominee-andy-murray-talks-laureusBreakthrough Award Nominee Andy Murray talks to Laureus
Question: Can you choose between the Olympics or the US Open as the best moment in the year, or for you was it something else?
Andy Murray: It’s a tough one. The Olympics was different to anything I had experienced before to be honest. I think I might have to take that after I lost in the Wimbledon final four weeks beforehand against Roger Federer. It was an incredibly tough moment for me that. And then to get the opportunity to play against him - it was literally four weeks to the day - on the same court and to win a gold medal for the country was something I’ll never forget.
Question: Did you approach the Federer final at Wimbledon differently than you approached the Olympic final?
Andy Murray: I think it was just good to have had that experience. When I played Roger in the Wimbledon final, I think that was maybe his ninth Wimbledon final, so I was coming in there with very little experience compared to him. So I think I learned a lot from that match, and went about the final of the Olympics the right way and obviously got the right result.
Question: Did the gold medal at the Olympics give you the boost you needed for the US Open?
Andy Murray: I think it helped in some ways, but I know that before I played Novak Djokovic in the US Open final, it was the most nervous I’d been before a big match in my career. You know I was doubting myself a lot. You’re asking a lot of questions about whether you’re going to be able to do it, playing against the No 1 player in the world, someone that’s been so great on the hard courts the last few years. So I don’t think that the Olympics was the reason why I won the US Open, but winning events like that will obviously improve your confidence and hopefully you’ll gain experience from it.
Question: It was an outstanding year. What changed last year, or what made your game click last year?
Andy Murray: I don’t know exactly what changed, I think I learned a lot in the Australian Open last year. I had a great match with Djokovic in the semi-finals, it was 7-5 in the fifth set, that was five hours nearly, I lost but, I had chances and it came down to the last few points, and I think I gained a lot of belief from that match. I knew that I could last physically with him and also dictated long periods of the match and it was just nice to come off the court in a big match, not really having any regrets, and I think that changed a few things.
Question: You came very close to winning the Australian Open last month, what are your realistic targets for the rest of 2013?
Andy Murray: Preparation and consistency are key for me this year and I’m going into every tournament I play with the aim of winning it. I’m in a good place right now and I’m working hard with my team on every aspect of my game.