MIAMI (CBS4) – Tennis star Andy Murray has made Miami his home away from home.

“I come here to do my off-season training in December, and then I also come in the summer after Wimbledon,” Murray told CBS4 Sports anchor Jim Berry.

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Murray often trains in the tennis stadium at Crandon Park on Key Biscayne, site of the Sony Open in March.

He said Miami is the perfect place to re-boot. When he’s not grinding it out on the court, Murray says he likes to jet ski or attend Miami Heat basketball games.

Like Heat star LeBron James, Murray had a breakout year in 2012. He won an Olympic gold medal, and then captured his first Grand Slam title at the US Open.

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Murray admits it took away some of the pressure.

“You get asked the same questions over and over and you’re called a choker,” said Murray. “In a way it does add more pressure but hearing those things can make you stronger.”

Murray now seems more comfortable with his fan base. He even posted a message of support on Facebook after the tragedy at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newton, Connecticut in which 26 people, most of the elementary school students, were killed.

Murray survived a similar scare during his childhood in Scotland. 16 people died at his school Murray was only 8 years old.

“Our community is extremely strong,” said Murray. “You know if the masses come together and try to create a positive atmosphere that’s the best way to deal with it, but it’s not easy. “

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His next stop on the tennis circuit is Abu Dhabi. Afterwards, it’s on Down Under for the Australian Open which begins in mid-January.

Jim Berry