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  • Murray ready to claim first Grand Slam title

    6/19/11 12:03 AM | Kelli DeMario
    Murray ready to claim first Grand Slam title British hope Andy Murray will make his return to the All-England Club, looking to record his first Grand Slam victory in two weeks’ time. The Scot is set to begin his effort as the fourth seed at the tournament.

    World No. 4 Andy Murray returns to grass-court competition for the third week of June, after putting together a title-winning run at Queen’s Club. The 24-year-old captured his first title in 2011, having rallied to oust Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in three sets.

    Murray has regained form following a post-Australian Open lull, with semifinal or better berths earned in five of his last six tournaments. He has reached the final four at Wimbledon in 2009 and 2010.

    The World No. 4 leads a tricky quarter of the draw that includes: (8) Andy Roddick, (9) Gael Monfils, (14) Stanislas Wawrinka, (17) Richard Gasquet, (23) Janko Tipsarevic, (27) Marin Cilic and (30) Thomaz Bellucci.

    Other competitors in the Scot's section are: Sergiy Stakhovsky, Ivan Ljubicic, Ivo Karlovic, Feliciano Lopez and Victor Hanescu.

    Murray is scheduled to start his run against Spaniard Daniel Gimeno-Traver. The closest seeded player to the World No. 4 is Cilic, whom the Scot could meet in round three. Should the seeds hold through the draw, the 24-year-old looks toward a likely showdown with three-time Wimbledon finalist Roddick.

    Passage through to the second week will set a probable clash with defending champion Rafael Nadal, who handed Murray a semifinal loss at the French Open.

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He got the worst quarter, but he can win them all easily.

Go Andy!

Emiliano55 , 6/19/11 1:06 AM


nadline , 6/19/11 9:46 AM


This Andy appears more grounded........for example he is carefully restricting his focus to his next match, in the past he would already have been waxing lyrical about how he was going to defeat Rafa in the semis..............

This to me makes him a very dangerous prospect this year. I would not be surprised if he upends my Rafa if they meet..........highly unlikey given how Rafa will fight.......but, as I said, I would not be surprised at all.

rafaisthebest , 6/19/11 10:30 AM


Murray is NOT the kind of person who waxes lyrical about beating a player before or after and certainly not about a semi before a tournament even starts! Quit exagerating. He tries to stay positive when asked a question. Why shouldn't he? You are the one waxing lyrical and getting ahead about how Rafa is going to win Wimbledon, rubbing it in that Nole lost FO and Federer lost to Rafa, etc. Why don't you try to be more grounded like Murray and Rafa?

jean , 6/19/11 12:15 PM


jean
, 6/19/11 12:15 PM


Dear jean,
1. I am waxing lyrical and getting ahead about how Rafa is going to win Wimbledon because I am a fan.....em, I am expected to wax lyrically about my idol and talk UP his chances.
2. When needlessly goaded by stupid Nole and Fed fans I will rub in the FACT that Nole lost FO and Fed lost to Rafa. What's the matter, can't deal with Facts? Oh by the way, Nole did not LOSE FO, he never had it!!!! Geddit......

Grounding? Honey, I am, and then some...........Rafa is going to WIN Wimby!!! Ooops sorry, it's only Murray that's allowed to "stay positive"! Gimme a break. You sound like you could do with some "positivity" yourself......go get yourself a facial or something, honey.......jeez. Lighten up.

rafaisthebest , 6/19/11 1:28 PM



Current ATP-rankings

1. Djokovic 12 500 pts
2. Murray 8 750 pts
3. Federer 8 670 pts
4. Ferrer 6 970 pts
5. Nadal 6 385 pts

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