Agassi advises Murray to improve tennis instead of focusing on rankings
The British No.1 has slipped down to world No.7 since winning Wimbledon after undergoing back surgery.
According to the Mirror, Agassi, Murray`s childhood idol, won eight Grand Slams after his Wimbledon win in 1992 although he needed over two years to win his next Major title, and the American admitted that it is a different mindset being a player who is expected to win versus a player who is an underdog.
However, Agassi said that eventually it does not matter if a player is a favourite or an underdog, adding that the only thing that is really important is improving one`s focus in the game and making it more consistent.
Agassi also said that although some players struggle with keeping that perspective after they taste victory, ultimately a champion learns that the only obligation he/she has to himself/herself to constantly push and improve, adding that once a player has hit the stride, the rest are just numbers.
Agassi will play his old rival Pete Sampras in the World Tennis Day at Earl`s Court on Monday while Ivan Lendl will play Pat Cash in a rerun of another Wimbledon final, the report added.
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