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Murray wants to open sport school

Andy Murray
Murray wants to see more sport stars make the breakthrough

Andy Murray says he would like to open his own sports academy in the future.

Britain's number one tennis player says he wants to open an academy that would treat sport like any other subject on the educational curriculum.

"It's something that I would really love to do in the future," the Scot told BBC Sport.

"I almost want to start a school where the sport is as important as the education, like the universities in the United States."

Murray says that, although his school was supportive of his tennis ambitions, he wants to see more done to help future British sport stars.

The world number four reached his first Grand Slam final at September's US Open and won five ATP titles - two of which were elite Masters championships in Cincinnatti and Madrid.

"I know a lot of the schools in Australia take their sport very, very seriously," he added.

"It could have a football section, a tennis section, motor sport section.

"I would love to see a school like that, but it would take a lot of time to develop."

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16 Nov 08 |  Tennis

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