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Murray insists he can handle Wimbledon hype by ignoring it

London, July 2 (ANI): British No.1 Andy Murray believes 90 percent of what is written about him is false.

Murray predicted the speed of his victory over Juan Carlos Ferrero would give him an advantage as he moved into the uncharted waters of his first Wimbledon semi-final against American Andy Murray.

The Guardian quoted the Scot as saying that his 7–5, 6–3, 6–2 victory was wrapped up within 1 hour 43 minutes on a day when temperatures reached 29 degrees in the shade, and therefore, he would be in peak condition to face twice-runner-up Roddick.

“Going into the semis, if I had another five-setter, it’s tough to recover from back-to-back five-set matches,” said Murray following a performance that got better as the match went on.

“I was only on for about an hour and 45 today, so it’s not going to take anything out of me physically and I should be 100 percent for the next match,” he added.

Murray said he would deal with the hype by ignoring it.

“It doesn’t make any difference to the way you perform, the hype. If you spend the whole time – if you work in media and spend a lot of time reading the papers, watching everything on the TV, all the things that are getting said on the radio – then you get caught up in it. If you ignore it, you don’t realise it’s happening. I don’t read it because 90 percent of the stuff’s going to be untrue anyway,” he said. (ANI)

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