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Murray admits he played 'way too much' Pro Evo

13th December 2019, 11:39 by Simon Barlow

Andy Murray has admitted his video game addiction affected his performance on court after he stayed up late to play before key matches.

The three-time Grand Slam winner became so obsessed with gaming that he would stay up until the early hours of the morning on his Playstation.

But the late-night sessions of games like Pro Evolution Soccer left him feeling tired when he walked out on court to do his job hours later.

"I would travel with a Playstation everywhere until probably I was like 26," said the 32-year-old, who gave up gaming while at big events a few years ago. I was playing way too much.

"I had to play tennis the next day and I was playing until like 2 or 3am. It would be hours, not minutes. Pro Evolution Soccer is what I used to play."

Murray's former coach Brad Gilbert said the Scot played video games for seven hours a day when they worked together between 2006 and 2007, revealing it caused rows between the pair.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Simon Barlow has a wealth of journalism experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of sports. As well as his extensive football knowledge, Simon is also well versed on cricket, tennis, American Football and cycling amongst others.

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