Andy Murray is one of the best British tennis players of all-time but the 28-year-old has won just two Grand Slam titles throughout his career. Murray burst onto the scene at Wimbledon in 2005 as he reached the third round before losing to David Nalbandian. From there, Murray’s love affair with Wimbledon began. The Brit has won this competition just once but has reached the semi-finals or beyond in six of the last seven years.
Standing in his way is world number one and three-time Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic. The Serbian is perhaps the greatest player in the history of the sport and Murray will have to be at his very best to stand any chance of beating the 11-time Grand Slam winner. However, Murray does have a slight edge in the psychological battle as he has won each of their two contests on the grass court surface.
In January, Murray fell to Djokovic in the Australian Open final. On that day, the Serbian was supreme and was fully deserving of his straight sets victory. However, it’s a different ball game at Wimbledon. As of February 22nd, Murray is priced at 7/2 with Coral to lift the crown this summer. While it won’t be easy, the Briton will have the full support of Centre Court and Djokovic could crumble under intense pressure if the two players go head-to-head.
The odds on Andy Murray to win Wimbledon this year aren’t quite as tempting as last year but punters will still fancy the Scot to give Djokovic a hard time. After all, the world number one isn’t unbeatable. On his day, Murray has shown he can beat Djokovic – especially on the grass court surface. If he performs at his very best, there’s absolutely no reason why Murray cannot win his third Grand Slam title this summer.
Murray isn’t a bad tennis player, in fact, he’s a very good tennis player. But Djokovic is just that class above. If the world number one is at his best, Murray will find it incredibly tough, however the Scot always seems to find a way to raise his game – especially at Wimbledon. While Djokovic will be the favourite to win this summer, it wouldn’t be a huge surprise at all to see an emotional Andy Murray celebrating his second Wimbledon crown in 2016.