With so many of the big-name tennis players like Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal already defeated at the 2013 Wimbledon tennis championships, could this finally be the year that a British man claims the title, decades and generations since Fred Perry last took the tournament for Great Britain in 1936?

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A statue of Fred Perry. Will Andy Murray have a similar statue one day?
Photo credit: Wally Gobetz

Because of the upsets, Andy Murray’s path to the final round will be delightfully easy.  The highest ranked player in his half of the field is actually Murray’s next opponent, Mikhail Youzhny, who is ranked 20th worldwide.  Beyond that, there really isn’t a competitor of note in the field.  Now, every one of these players still around will have proven themselves with a strong run of victories to reach this stage of Wimbledon, though with his talent and the home fan support tennis fans should expect to see Andy Murray compete for the final.

Once he reaches the final, however, Andy Murray will probably face top ranked Novak Djokovic.  Murray and Djokovic are gearing up to become the top duo in professional tennis as Federer’s age only grows as does the long list of injury concerns for Nadal.

Murray and Djokovic have met 18 times professionally with Djokovic holding a slight edge, 11-7.  Murray did win the only match on grass though, and after his heartbreaking loss in last year’s Wimbledon final, Murray will surely be more experienced and hungry to capture the title.  Djokovic won Wimbledon in 2011 so no one doubts his merits here either.  The last major match they competed in was the 2013 Australian Open final, and Djokovic was the victor:

It all sets up for a thrilling final should both players reach it.  Though, based on the tremendous amount of upsets already witnessed at Wimbledon 2013, who knows if either of these two will even be in the final come Sunday.

Nicholas Spiller

Nicholas Spiller

Nicholas Spiller has enjoyed the sport of tennis for many years.An enthusiast who covers all major sports, he finds tennis to be one of the most pleasant and inspirational games around to watch. He also spends his time as a musician in Los Angeles.
Nicholas Spiller

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