Published on June 20th, 2014 | by admin
Will Andy Murray Serve Up Another Wimbledon Triumph This Year?
Next Monday is the start of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships and once again the hopes of the country will rest firmly on the shoulders of Andy Murray.
The 2013 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Club saw Andy Murray beat Novak Djokovic to become the first British men’s singles final winner in 77 years.
As one of the most memorable British sporting success stories of recent times, the 27 year old Scot over came Novak Djokovic in straight sets 6-4, 7-5, 6-4. Andy Murray was also crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year to round off a fantastic year.
However, having only recently recovered from back surgery, only time will tell if Andy Murray will once again become the Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Singles Champion on Sunday 6th July and claim his third Grand Slam title.
Murray, who has recently appointed Amelie Mauresmo to be his new head coach, was the first British player since Fred Perry to hold the coveted trophy last summer. His historic win was commemorated by the Royal Mail who issued a Wimbledon Champion Presentation Pack. This set of Andy Murray special stamps provides a fascinating insight into the life of the talented Scot documented by acclaimed journalist Richard Rae.
Can he repeat the feat to become the Wimbledon champion once again in 2014? If he is to make it all the way to the final and win back-to-back titles he’ll almost certainly need to repeat the performance level he demonstrated in the final last year when his consistent serve saw him win 72% of the points from his massive first service, compared to just 59% for Djokovic. In the entire match he made just 21 unforced errors, compared to the 40 that were made by world number one Djokovic.
Whatever happens it certainly promises to be an exciting two weeks of tennis as the elite of the men’s and women’s game come together to serve up what are sure to be some epic singles and doubles matches on the grass courts of SW19.