When I was seven years old my dad introduced me to a game called tennis. I'm now 40 years old, still playing, learning and enjoying it. I'm by no means on a par with Andy Murray, but do share similar energy, enthusiasm, determination and commitment.
At the back end of 2010, whilst the majority of the tennis world entered into their short winter slumber, Serbia played France for the Davis Cup, the premier international team tennis event.
Laura Robson strikes me as centred, sorted and secure sportswoman capable of taking criticism in her athletic stride. Sadly, there is a body of evidence suggesting that ill-judged remarks only add unwanted and unbearable pressure to the strain of competition for other female athletes.
You should be prepared for a sense of déjà vu when watching Olympics tennis this summer. That's because the competition is being staged at the All-England club, meaning we'll essentially be watching two Wimbledons this summer. Yes, as ever, our hopes for medal 48 will rest on the shoulders of Andy Murray.