Can Andy Murray Win Wimbledon This Summer?
This summer, Andy Murray will look to join an elite group of tennis players as he hunts a second Wimbledon crown. The British number one has enjoyed plenty of success in recent times, none more so than during Great Britain’s Davis Cup triumph – which was their first victory for 79 years.
Murray will fancy his chances of Grand Slam success this summer, especially after pushing Novak Djokovic close in the Australian Open back in January. At the time of writing, Murray is 7/2 in Coral’s tennis betting markets and plenty of journalists and pundits will be providing their own Wimbledon tips on Murray’s chances nearer to the event.
After the birth of his first son shortly after the Australian Open, Murray took some time out to remain close with his family in the aftermath. But now, he’s back in business and on the hunt for a third Grand Slam crown. Murray is one of the best British players in recent memory and if there’s anyone who deserves another Grand Slam, it’s him.
He’s in good form too. Murray was part of the British side that beat Japan 3-1 in their opening round of the Davis Cup defence back in March and according to Coral’s tips, Andy Murray will be there or thereabouts in all three of the major tournaments in 2016. After all, he is one of the best players on the planet right now.
For Murray to achieve his ultimate goal of victory on home soil, he will have to get past arch enemy Novak Djokovic. On his day, the Serbian is more or less invincible and Murray will find it difficult to beat the world number one, particularly as Djokovic is attempting to surpass Roger Federer’s record of 17 Grand Slam titles.
As of April 15th, Djokovic has 11 but that tally could be 12 by the time Wimbledon comes around. The French Open gets underway next month and the Serbian, who has never won the event, will be desperate to enhance his legacy further with a clay-based Grand Slam title. But to be fair, it could be Murray who emerges victorious in both competitions.
Murray was in superb form on the clay court in 2015 and the British number one will look to exploit Djokovic’s weakness on this surface. While Wimbledon remains his number one priority, a French Open title would certainly do Murray no harm ahead of what could be a defining summer for his legacy in the sport.
Two Grand Slam titles in 2016 and Murray would be well on the way to the summit of British tennis. In a difficult era, the Scot has moved with the times and is now potentially the only man to challenge Djokovic on paper. And if Murray can maintain his current form throughout the next few months, he could well claim at least one major title this summer.