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Petchey fears Murray will suffer

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Source: SportingLife
Andy Murray's coach Mark Petchey has warned the 18-year-old could suffer from a lack of domestic rivals as he aims to consolidate his surge up the world rankings.

Murray has already shown signs of struggling with the expectation as the British sport's next big thing with an angry press conference after his Australian Open defeat to Juan Ignacio Chela.

And as long as nobody else is about to share that burden, Petchey insists it would be unrealistic for Murray to continue his meteoric ascent into his first full season on the ATP Tour.

Mark Petchey said:
I wouldn't be surprised if this year is a tough one for Andy. Last year was a fantastic time and some people look at it and think it's going to continue. But if you look at everyone's career, they have all had periods where things have stalled for a while.

The reality of the situation is when Tim and Greg are gone Andy is going to be only one. That is going to be a burden for him to carry around, which won't be easy

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Poor Andy, one comment straight after a disappointing match and it seems to have grown legs and run, I think this story has been dissected to death now.  Let him get back to focussing on his tennis.
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yeah but its a sign of what will inevitably happen for the next 15 years if hes playing at the top level of tennis
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I'm hoping it eases off a bit, once the novelty wears off.  The papers don't normally print so much stuff about tournaments that aren't grand slams etc.  I mean how a GB player does in Zagreb would not normally merit a mention.
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This is the news Andy wants, it's clear he doesn't like any sort of hype so he'll probably appreciate some negative news if you can even call it that.
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It sure is negative news for the National Tennis Centre, if you read the full article. I can see Petch's point - I mean, c'mon, £40m and 22 courts - 16 of which are OUTDOORS!

Oh, and in London. Surprise, surprise.
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yeah despite the fact that the majority of rising british tennis players at the moment are scottish
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Ah but we have our good friend Judy murray to thank for that one
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Judy Murray is now doing some work with Gosling Tennis centre in Hertfordshire. Lets hope she can weave her magic on some English kids - Gosling has some kids doing full time courses and tennis training.
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