How to be more like Andy Murray


Andy Murray is the man of the moment, having won the ATP World Tour Finals for the first time, and consolidated his position as world tennis number one - so who wouldn't want to be Murray right now?

Well, there may only be one Andy, but here are some basic rules you can follow if you want to be a bit more like the great man.

It all starts with a giggle...

Have a good sense of humour

Andy Murray - (John Walton/PA)
(John Walton/PA)

We don't care what you say, Murray is funny, and there's no questioning that.

Don't be fooled by his often cool exterior; Murray has quick wit and wicked delivery. While accepting the 2015 Sports Personality of the Year award, the Scot quipped: "A friend sent me an article the other day saying that 'Andy Murray is duller than a weekend in Worthing', which I thought was harsh... to Worthing."

He's also appeared on Outnumbered, and has been spotted at recordings of Mock The Week, where he was more than happy to laugh at himself. He's funny, okay?

Love your dogs

Andy's a different man when it comes to his canines. He loves 'em.

And there's not much more to say than that really. Muzza's a dog lover, although we wouldn't recommend all this licking:

Bit much that, Andy.

Be a great guy in general

Amelie Mauresmo and Andy Murray - (Vincent Thian/AP)
(Vincent Thian/AP)

Here are some words from Murray in L'Equipe after his now former coach, Amelie Mauresmo came in for criticism.

"They say I was plucky choosing Amelie but, truth be told, if anyone was plucky it was Amelie - she's the one who's taken the heat. Her competence was always under fire. I felt embarrassed," wrote Andy.

He continued: "Have I become a feminist? Well, if being a feminist is about fighting so that a woman is treated like a man then yes, I suppose I have."

Andy Murray at a Davis Cup tie - (Jane Barlow/PA)
(Jane Barlow/PA)

Basically, Muzza is a principled man. On top of calls for equal pay for men and women in tennis, the world number one is a great supporter of his team-mates, often attending their matches, and showed complete commitment to Great Britain's Davis Cup team - during their glorious 2015 campaign, but also during the not-so-glorious ones, too.

In 2014, at the ATP World Tour Finals, Roger Federer was forced to pull out of a final with Novak Djokovic due to injury. No matter, as Murray got off his sofa (where he was playing Mario Kart), made his way back the O2 Arena and played an exhibition set with Djokovic, and then a doubles match with Tim Henman, Pat Cash and John McEnroe to entertain fans who had paid over £100 for tickets.

What a guy!

Be super fit

It goes without saying that if you want to be more like Murray, you gotta get that fitness game in order. Muzza started out a bit scrawny, like most of us...

Andy Murray - (David Cheskin/PA)
(David Cheskin/PA)

...but the man is a bona-fide muscle monster now. He just keeps going and going and going.

So put down the box of Jaffa Cakes and get on the stepper. There's work to do.

Get in touch with your emotions

Andy Murray cries after winning Wimbledon for a second time - (Andy Couldridge/PA)
(Andy Couldridge/PA)

Andy's a crier, and we love him for that. Remember the agony of the 2012 Wimbledon final? After a gruelling fifth major final defeat, Murray's voice cracked as he said: "I'm going to try this and it's not going to be easy."

And despite the numerous high profile defeats, Murray seems to cry most frequently after big wins.

He cried after winning Wimbledon for a second time.

He cried after winning gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

He even cried as he was being awarded the freedom of Stirling.

Want to be more like Andy? You've got to recognise that it's OK to cry.

Up your Instagram game

Andy Murray's Twitter form may leave a lot to be desired, but when it comes to Instagram, he's world number one as far as we're concerned.

Just check out this original piece, created by Andy's wife, Kim.

An ice bath pic after winning Wimbledon. Not many people can post that.

And there are also gems like these, which the Scot has captioned: "Don't try this at home!"

We wouldn't know where to begin Andy.

Be world class at tennis

Last but not least, obviously you're going to have to be world class at the game of tennis.

That's 44 career titles...

Andy Murray celebrates winning the Paris Masters - (Michel Euler/AP)
(Michel Euler/AP)

...three Grand Slam titles...

Andy Murray claims his first Wimbledon title - (Jonathan Brady/PA)
(Jonathan Brady/PA)

...two Olympic gold medals...

Andy Murray celebrates winning a gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games - (Owen Humphreys/PA)
(Owen Humphreys/PA)

...and the number one ranking spot.

Andy Murray celebrates winning the 2016 ATP World Tour Finals - (Adam Davy/PA)
(Adam Davy/PA)

All the best. If you can complete all these, then you too could be Andy Murray.