One year ago, Andy Murray lived out his dream of becoming the first British man to win Wimbledon in over 70 years! With a roaring run through the tournament, he stunned Novak Djokovic in straight sets to claim the title and send the fans at Centre Court into a frenzy of joy. But now a full year removed from his triumph, is there any possibility that Andy Murray repeats as Wimbledon champion?
In short, the odds are against him. Since that famous win, Murray has not won any singles tournaments. He has battled injury and simply doesn’t look to be the same player that finally conquered Wimbledon for Britain. Perhaps the Scotsman reached his climactic moment of joy, and has since been unable to rediscover the hunger and fight needed to reach top form again. Nevertheless, with Wimbledon approaching perhaps that competitive fire can return.
Despite not playing anywhere near his best, Andy Murray has done very well in the 2014 French Open, and is set for a semifinal matchup with clay court king Rafael Nadal. Though Nadal will likely spell the end of the road in Paris for Murray, having made a deep run at another Grand Slam is a marvelous achievement and should boost his confidence ahead of Wimbledon.
Returning to Great Britain later this month, Andy Murray will have the chance to defend his crown in his homeland. With the fast-paced grass court game fitting his style, Murray has every chance of repeating as Wimbledon champion, though with the Men’s Singles game becoming so competitive amongst its top players, he will certainly have a lot of work to do to win this prestigious tournament once again!
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