Andy Murray unconcerned with public image
As he prepares to start his Wimbledon campaign today (June 22nd), Andy Murray has revealed he does not let public perception bother him.
The Scot has often faced criticism over his occasionally sulky and bad tempered demeanour.
There have also been suggestions that, as a Scot representing Britain, he has an anti-English mentality, fuelled by comments made during the 2006 World Cup when he joked he would be supporting anyone but England.
But in an interview with the Daily Record, Murray said he doe not let such matters affect his game.
"I can't be concerned with the public perception of me. It's not something I think about," he said.
"You need, especially in an individual sport, to be selfish in a way. You need to be able to block all that out."
Fourth seed Murray takes on world number 90 Czech Jan Hajek in the first round of Wimbledon today.
Yesterday's play saw British women's hope Laura Robson lose to Jelena Jankovic, who was ranked number four for the tournament.
Posted by Claire Charpentier