During the game Murray, 27, was spotted swearing in the direction of the players’ box where coach Amelie Mauresmo, girlfriend Kim Sears and mother Judy were all sitting, and reportedly shouted: “Five minutes before the f***ing match.”Today, amid rumours that something upset the Scot shortly before the match, Murray mentioned how the timings had changed and how he ended up playing “pretty early” compared to the earlier rounds.
In his blog, Murray said: “The timings changed a bit because we played the quarter-final pretty early compared with some of my other matches, but my routine was the same...”Play began on Centre Court at noon yesterday rather than the usual time of 1pm to catch up with the schedule after rain delays, and the match before Murray’s ended after just 57 minutes.
Climb to the top Mauresmo rapidly climbed into the top ten in WTA rankings, and began to win significant events on the women's tour.
In 2003, she was the leading player on a team that captured the Fed Cup for France.
DOUBLESWinner (3): 2009 - Miami (w/Kuznetsova); 2006 - Eastbourne (w/Kuznetsova); 2000 - Linz (w/Rubin); 1995 - ITF/Le Touquet-FRA (w/Wainwright), ITF/Saint Raphael-FRA (w/Quillot). ADDITIONALFrench Fed Cup Team, 1998-99, 2001-09; French Olympic Team, 2000, 2004.1993 - Played first event of career on ITF Circuit in France.1994 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.1995 - Played first Tour main draw at Roland Garros, falling 1r (was WC into qualifying); won one singles title and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.1996 - Won first Tour main draw matches at Roland Garros (l. Clijsters in final), finished runner-up at Paris [Indoors] (l. Williams); SF twice, at Rome and Linz; QF twice, at New Haven and Tokyo [Princess Cup]; made Top 10 debut on May 10; fell 1r in first Tour Championships (l. to Testud).2002 - Third Top 10 season; won two Tour singles titles, at Dubai (d. Capriati in final); SF six times, most notably at Wimbledon (l.
to Davenport); sprained right ankle in doubles at Roland Garros, missing Wimbledon as a result.2000 - Finished at No.16 after season highlighted by second Tour singles title at Sydney (d. Davenport between September 1999-April 2000; runner-up twice, at Bol (l.
It led to suggestions that the champion was not mentally ready for the game.
Murray, who had cruised through the opening rounds without losing a set, made 37 unforced errors during his shock defeat.
Breakthrough and controversy In 1999, the then unseeded Mauresmo reached the Australian Open final with wins over three seeds (including world No. It was after her surprise upset of Davenport in their Australian Open semifinal in 1999 that Mauresmo, 19 at the time, came out as a lesbian to the international press.
Mauresmo was only the second French woman to reach the Australian Open final dating back to 1922 (Mary Pierce won it in 1995) and the third French woman to reach any Grand Slam final in the open era.
Says she decided just before age 4 to play tennis after watching Yannick Noah win 1983 Roland Garros on TV; was very honored when Noah picked her to compete on the 1998 French Fed Cup team ... Best memory of career is becoming the first French player to reach No.1 (in September 2004).
Likes speed of downhill skiing, go karts, horseback riding, water surfing in Biarritz and listening to music by Dido ... Official Website: Received several awards in 2007, including Legion of Honor (presented in Paris by French President Jacques Chirac); Tour Player of the Year (for 2006 achievements); and Laureus Breakthrough of the Year (also for 2006 achievements); other awards include Commitment to Community Award from Florida Times-Union and Water's Edge Magazine (to recognize her support of the Phil Collins Little Dreams Foundation and contributions to Curie Institute of France) and Sanex's Prix du Public Award (in 2003; was public vote); and on June 14, 2004, named official ambassador of Habitat for Humanity (joint social cause of Tour/Whirlpool).- Has a life-size wax figure on display at the Grevin Wax Museum in Paris (inaugurated on May 28, 2003).- Served on the Tour Players' Council through 2002.- Junior achievements include winning singles at Roland Garros and Wimbledon in 1996 (d. Coetzer in final), then fell in QF at Charleston (l.
Andy Murray today spoke about his surprise at the “early” start to his quarter-final match that saw him crash out of Wimbledon after a series of on court outbursts.