Fairy Tale In New York

9th September 2007 Roberto Forzoni, an Italian sports psychologist, has helped the player but Murray says that the biggest factor in his improved mental approach has been his physical fitness. He now goes on court knowing that he has the strength to outlast his opponents. Tracy Austin, the former player and now a leading commentator, believes that the Scot can …

Andy Murray: Have I ever smashed my racket?

25th May 2008 Last August, before the US Open, he even underwent a few anger-management sessions with sports psychologist Roberto Forzoni, an experience he has not seen the need to repeat, but he is aware that his feistiness is definitely an issue and admitted: “I was ranked No 8 in the world when I was 19 years old and there’s …

And for my next trick…

16th September 2007 West Ham boss Alan Curbishley brought in Italian sports psychologist Roberto Forzoni to give his players a lift last season, and Forzoni, a member of the Magic Circle, entertained the squad with tricks from his repertoire. “He is a good man to have around the place,” said Ashton. “I know him from when I played with England …

Dean Ashton is worth the wait

17th September 2007 The former Crewe and Norwich striker also praised sports psychologist Roberto Forzoni, who helped West Ham through the crucial run-in last season. “I have always liked the way he does things as he is not too much in your face. I speak to him when I need to. He’s a good man to have around the place,” …

Murray aims to Float Like a Butterfly

1st September 2007 Murray and his coach Brad Gilbert decided the Scot should start using the services of a sports psychologist during his time on the sidelines and he began working with Italian Robert Forzoni, who last month joined the Lawn Tennis Association as its sports psychology manager. Forzoni was with Murray for his first two matches, wins over Pablo …

Andy’s Cure for Summertime Blues

16th September 2007 Gilbert has played down any tensions but it would be understandable if the presence here of sports psychologist Roberto Forzoni, who has been helping Murray overcome the negative thoughts about his wrist, was a problem for the coach. Forzoni has a contract with the Lawn Tennis Association to work three days a week with British players at …

Fairy Tale of New York supplies latest chapter in Murray’s Rise

9th September 2008 Being happy off the court is crucial to Murray. Not always confident in the company of strangers, he surrounds himself both on tour and while at home practising with friends and those he knows and trusts. If Murray has yet to achieve the popularity Tim Henman enjoyed, much of it is down to his demeanour on court. …

Opportunity Knocks for Dean

16th September 2007 That Ashton is once again in contention after shattering his ankle has much to do with the support of sports psychologist Roberto Forzoni, who is highly regarded by the likes of Sir Clive Woodward and Andy Murray. West Ham boss Alan Curbishley used him for the final 10 games of last season ? a move which coincided …