I give 'boring' interviews to stay clear of scandals, says Andy Murray

Murray's admission chimes with an accusation from Latvia's Ernests Gulbis that the big four of men's tennis -- Murray, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal -- are "boring".

updated: May 30, 2013 20:49 IST
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London: World number two Andy Murray admits that his media appearances are rarely thrilling affairs, but he says his dour demeanour is a deliberate tactic to avoid creating unwanted headlines.

The Scot is renowned for his gruff responses to journalists' questions, but he says he learnt his lesson after making unguarded comments to the press earlier in his career.

In an interview published in British magazine GQ on Thursday, he said: "As an athlete, all I do is try my best to be as good as I can be as a tennis player.

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  • Roger Federer
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  • Stanislas Wawrinka
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  • Andy Murray
  • Ernests Gulbis
  • Novak Djokovic
  • Gael Monfils
  • Bernard Tomic