Andy MURRAY is hoping changes in his diet will prove the missing piece in the grand slam tennis jigsaw.
The Scot begins his quest for a first slam title against India’s Somdev Devvarman in the first round of the US Open in New York tomorrow, and this time there will be no complaints from Murray if he is scheduled first on court.
The 24-year-old is famous for not being a morning person but he insists that is now a thing of the past after he cut the glycoprotein gliadin (gluten) out of his diet. Murray is following in the footsteps of world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who went gluten-free before embarking on his run of 57 wins from 59 matches this season.
Murray now eats a similar diet to Djokovic, and the world No. 4 declared he has never felt better: “I’m having a lot more fish and vegetables and trying to have a more balanced diet.
“I wish I had been doing it longer. I feel way better. I wake up at 7.00am now and feel great. Before, I would wake up at 9.30am and feel terrible.”