Tennis Week – Feb 22, 2006 – Murray Listed In Who’s Who In America – He helped Vince Spadea bounce back from a record losing streak to reach the top 20 and now sport performance psychologist, Dr. John F. Murray, has been has been awarded a listing in the Marquis 2006 edition of Who’s Who in America as “one of the nation’s highest achievers.”
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The Palm Beach, Florida-based sport performance psychologist is the author of “Smart Tennis: How to Play and Win the Mental Game” and the soon-to-be released “Palm Beach Narcissism Diet”.
Dr. Murray, who has worked with more than 50 ATP and WTA Tour pros, may be best known in tennis circles for helping Spadea bounce back from the longest losing streak in ATP Tour history to the highest ranking of his career.
Spadea, rarely a stranger to adversity, suffered 21 straight losses before resurrecting his career. Spadea claimed his first ATP Tour title in Scottsdale in 2004, beating James Blake and Andy Roddick en route to victory. In his comeback, Spadea rose from No. 229 to a career-best No. 18 in the world.
“My rise will again be accomplished with help from my sport performance psychologist, John F. Murray, who formerly helped me back from my longest losing streak,” Spadea told Tennis Week in an interview last fall.
Dr. John F. Murray is a sports psychologist and clinical psychologist providing sports psychology and counseling services based in Palm Beach, Florida.