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Suddenly good Murray: Cutting out the bread and yogurts has worked wonders
Andy Murray has revealed that a revised diet is the main reason behind the best form of his career so far.

ANDY MURRAY SAYS that a revised diet is the reason why he has suddenly become so good at tennis.

The 24-year-old has not been beaten in his last 18 matches, winning three tournaments, and destroyed Andy Roddick 6-2 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Masters on Thursday.

Murray finally seems to have taken the leap from also-ran to clinical champion and he is crediting the changes in his preparation, including the elimination of certain foods from his diet.

“I think there’s a bit of difference in my approach to training and the diet; I feel pretty fresh,” Murray told ESPN. “I slept seven-and-a-half hours after playing both singles and doubles yesterday but still woke up feeling fresh. The diet has given me more energy.”

The Scot, who faces Tomas Berdych on Friday, says that the new regime has come at cost to his tastebuds.

“I miss being able to pick up a menu and order what I want – like bread when you’re waiting for your food to come in a restaurant.

“It can be quite frustrating when everyone else is dunking their bread in olive oil or smearing it in butter. It’s a bit of a pain not being able to have a regular yoghurt, but it has been worth it.”

Murray has recently sealed the Thailand Open, Japan Open and Shanghai Masters titles.

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