Andy Murray reveals how he prepares for Wimbledon

British legend and two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray reveals his morning routine as he prepares to take on London’s most prestigious tennis tournament

Andy Murray Wimbledon2024 is truly the summer of sports. With the Olympic Games, Euros and the T20 Cricket World Cups all taking place back to back, there is no shortage of sporting events for people to choose from. But when it comes to London, one tournament triumphs over all, and that is Wimbledon. Seeing legends like Carlos Alcaraz, Andy Murray, Iga Swiatek and more take on the most prestigious tennis court in London is a special moment for every fan of the sport.

But how does a professional athlete prepare for something like Wimbledon? British tennis legend and two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray might know a thing or two about that.

From his precise sleeping pattern and revitalising breakfast to the quality time he spends with his children, here, Andy reveals his morning routine in preparation for Wimbledon with help from collagen brand Vital Proteins.

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As expected of a professional athlete, Andy Murray has a fairly early wakeup call, so he makes sure he gets eight hours of sleep at night.

“I usually train in the morning wherever I am, so I get up fairly early, around 7am. I’m a pretty good sleeper, usually getting eight hours a night, and I don’t get too affected by jet lag, so getting out of bed isn’t normally a problem,” says Andy.

His formula for switching off at night? Reading books and watching Netflix.

“At the moment, I’m reading Harry Potter before bed — my daughter’s recommendation. We usually watch a bit of Netflix in the evening too. I used to scroll through my phone but reading definitely helps me switch off better,” reveals Andy.

7.15am — Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and Andy Murray takes that seriously, especially on days when he’s training or competing — which is most of the time.

“Having a good breakfast is important. I need to consume at least 4,000 calories a day. I’ll usually start off with a smoothie which I make myself, and some fruit. I’ll then make a bagel with mashed banana or egg, and finish with a yoghurt,” he says.

He is also quite the coffee fanatic, he says, and usually has a cup in the morning before training with a scoop of Vital Proteins collagen mixed in.7.45am — Spend quality time with family or strategize for the day

Andy Murray might be a professional athlete, but he is also a father, and he makes sure that when he’s home, he doesn’t neglect his familial duties. 

“If I’m at home my routine is pretty chaotic. I’m often the one that makes breakfast for the children and sometimes that means four different breakfasts as they all like different things,” he reveals.

“I also like to drop the children to school — I’m away so much of the time, and even if I’m at home, I don’t get back home until late, so it’s the best opportunity for me to spend time with them all. It’s nice to be able to spend that quality time with my family,” he adds.

If he’s away on a tournament, Andy uses this time to have breakfast with his team and strategize for the day, as it is “a good time for everyone to run through ideas and the schedule”.

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9am — Warm up and Physiotherapy

Andy Murray usually warms up in the gym two hours before he is due on court. He also meets with his physiotherapist Shane for treatment, who has been with him for a long time and “knows how to look after my body”. He then proceeds with some warm-ups and then, finally, steps onto the court.11am — Rigorous training

No one becomes a world famous athlete overnight. It requires some serious discipline and rigorous training — something that Andy Murray follows strictly. At the moment, his training consists of a lot of speed and mobility exercises, because it helps on grass courts. It also helps with his focus and anticipation before matches, he says.

“We are also using elastic bungee cords to help load my movement around the baseline and in reaction to drop shots on the grass. I’m trying to spend as much time as I can playing points on the grass, because there is so little time to adjust from the clay. We only get a couple of weeks between surfaces and that can have an impact on your body,” says Andy.

And once he is done training for the day, Andy takes a hot shower and goes back home to recover for the next session. Rinse, repeat.

Training for any sporting competition takes herculean effort. And training for something like Wimbledon is a whole different ball game. Will Andy Murray win his third Wimbledon title? We’ll have to find out. One thing is certain, though — he is definitely training like a winner.

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