Andy Murray given advice by Sir Alex Ferguson at Wimbledon

Sir Alex Ferguson watches the Gentlemen's Singles quarter-final match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Fernando Verdasco of Spain on day nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships on July 3, 2013
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Andy Murray reveals that Sir Alex Ferguson gave him advice after he secured a place in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon yesterday.

British number one Andy Murray has revealed that he received some advice from former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson after securing a quarter-final place at Wimbledon yesterday.

The two Scotsmen have formed a friendship over the years, and Ferguson, who retired from management last summer, was spotted in the crowd watching Murray's straight-sets win over Kevin Anderson yesterday.

"I chatted to him for a few minutes after the match," the Manchester Evening News quotes Murray as saying. "Not for long, but just immediately when I came off the court. We stay in contact throughout the year.

"We chat about a lot of things. We talked about my match, spoke about football, the World Cup a little bit.

"Then he just said a few things, what he's observed when he's been watching me, not necessarily about technical or tactical things, but more mental things, how you respond to tough or tight situations. Obviously you're going to listen to someone like him."

Murray will take on Grigor Dimitrov in the final eight.

Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates during his Gentlemen's Singles fourth round match against Kevin Anderson of South Africa on day seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 30, 2014
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