Andy Murray hoping for a Scottish academy

By Lisa-Marie Burrows

Andy Murray received the welcome of a hero when he returned back to Scotland. (Photo credit: PA)a

Andy Murray promotes the creation of a national sports center in his country of origin

After 76 years of fasting without a Grand Slam champion, the British people finally saw one of their offspring get on the top step of the podium in a Grand Slam. The champion, fresh from his victory at the U.S. Open, spoke to the BBC about sponsoring the opening of a Scottish Academy to help the future generations and grow new talent after his welcome home reception in Dunblane, Scotland where 14,000 people lined the streets to catch a glimpse of their tennis hero.. Here are his words given to the broadcaster:

‘It’s a suggestion that we will do it, see what happens. One of the things that is missing is a point of reference for the development of tennis, where the young hopefuls can train and have the best teachings. They have at their disposal one in London, but it’s not sufficient for all. The people worship different environments and I think it would be nice if we could have a national training center. It is not necessary costs, such as the Lawn Tennis Association in Roehampton (£62,000,000), it would cost much less. But if we could have something like this, I’m sure it could make a big difference.’

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About Lisa-Marie Burrows

Lisa-Marie Burrows has a MA in Sports Broadcast Journalism and is a freelance sports journalist. She has covered many national and international tennis tournaments and has worked in Paris for Eurosport News channel. She is a member of the International Press Association and a journalist for its online magazine, IMPress. She has contributed articles for various leading websites including www.tennisgrandstand.com, www.worldtennismagazine.com, www.tennisbloggers.com, www.tennisscoop.co.uk and www.olympictennis.net. Lisa-Marie operates her tennis website www.tennisnewsviews.com where you can read her reports. She can be reached at lburrows@internationalpress.com or on Twitter @TennisNewsViews.

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