I suppose growing up as a tennis prodigy in Scotland, Andy Murray probably heard a lot about how he might just become the first British man to win Wimbledon since the great Fred Perry in 1936.  In many respects, Andy may have taken this quest upon himself as his life’s duty.  Well, he claimed that elusive British Wimbledon title last summer, but he really hasn’t done much since…

In fact, Andy Murray has been quite awful since his emotional victory.  In the two subsequent Grand Slam events he hasn’t progressed past the quarterfinals.  He has also suffered a few stunning early exits in ATP Tennis Events and most recently lost to Milos Raonic at the BNP Paribas Open in just the 4th round.  For one of the supposed “Big Four” men’s tennis players, Murray has clearly fallen off the pace.

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Murray must be pining for the grasses of Wimbledon! – Photo Credit: © Kate Carine06

This week he took decisive action and fired his longtime coach Ivan Lendl.  Perhaps this move could propel his heart into making him play better, but I feel that the issue falls solely on Andy himself.  Clearly there is a post-championship lull after such a monumental achievement like reclaiming Wimbledon for all of Britain!  This was his life’s work and naturally, it will be hard for the tennis star to get back into his groove and rediscover what he is playing for.  With the 2014 Wimbledon now just several months away, Murray needs to rediscover his form soon and get back into contention, or else one of his competitors will take that Wimbledon crown right back!

Andy Murray admiring his name on the Gentlemen's Champions board inside the All England Club.

Andy Murray looking at his name on the Gentlemen’s Champions board inside the All England Club.

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.
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