Wimbledon Contenders 2014 - Andy Murray
Andy Murray has been the best British player for a number of years now and he will once again be trying to win his first Grand Slam over the next fortnight at the All England Club. Murray has been to three Grand Slam Finals already but so far has failed to make the breakthrough, he has been to two Wimbledon Semi-Finals and he will be hoping that in 2011 he will be able to go all the way and lift the trophy. Murray is in hot form at the moment having picked up the Queens Club title on grass recently but he will need to be even better if he is to take on and beat the likes of Nadal in the latter stages.
Murray is in top form at the moment having won the Queens Club tournament last week and he goes to Wimbledon full of confidence, he has proven he can beat anyone on grass and he will be hoping to take that form into Wimbledon.
Last year at Wimbeldon, Murray went all the way to the semi-Finals before losing out to Rafa Nadal in straight sets and he will be eager to at least match that performance in 2011. On his best form, there is no doubting that Murray could go all the way at SW19 and finally end the long British wait for a men's Grand Slam victory. He has been unlucky so far in his career to come up against someone like Federer, he does though have all the skill and guile needed to come out on top at the All England Club.
He reached his first Grand Slam final in September 20008 when runner up to Roger Federer in the US Open, and again in Australia earlier this year where Federer proved to be his nemesis once again. He has got a decent record against the World No.1 outside of the Grand Slams and he will need to show he can beat the best when it comes to a pressure cooker situation of a Grand Slam Final.
Having reached the Semi-Final last year, Murray certainly has the ability to get to at least the same stage this year if not further. He is in fact 7/2 to be eliminated in the semi's this year which we think are very tidy odds. His winning chances will depend on the draw to a degree and which of the top two, Nadal or Djokovic he will be seeded to meet in the semi final.