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Dr. John F. Murray is a clinical and sport performance psychologist who first introduced the concept of scoring the mental side of a sport in developing the MPI or "Mental Performance Index" for American football. He is also the author of the best-seller "Smart Tennis: How to Play and Win the Mental Game" (Jossey-Bass/John Wiley, 1999) endorsed by World Number One Lindsay Davenport. Dr. Murray is credited for helping many pro athletes and teams understand the mental side of performance better, and American tennis professional Vincent Spadea wrote and talked about the mental coaching he received from Dr. Murray as a major factor in helping him overrcome the longest losing streak in tennis history, 21 straight losses. He would return from #229 to #18 in the world, winning his first tournament in Arizona in 2004, and defeating Andy Roddick and James Blake along the way. Dr. Murray's website can be found at: His services are aimed at improving performance and well-being in sports, business, academics and life. He is also the creator of the "Palm Beach Narcissism Diet" and his biography is listed in Who's Who in American, 60th Diamond Edition, 2006.

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