Sir Andy Murray prepares himself for Wimbledon by playing in the Surbiton Challenger Event, but in what could be his last Wimbledon, what chance does he have?
After he ruled himself out of Roland Garros, it became clear that Sir Andy Murray’s priorities lay with the upcoming Wimbledon Championships.
The two-time champion at tennis’ most prestigious Grand Slam has stated that he believes the Championships represent his “best chance of a deep run at a major event.”
In preparation for Wimbledon, Murray will participate in his first grass court tournament of the season at Surbiton.
While it is only a challenger event, Surbiton will be pivotal in judging Murray’s level, as he attempts a deep run at Wimbledon in July.
He will have a potentially tricky opponent in his first match as he plays 2018 Australian Open semi-finalist Hyeon Chung. Chung has struggled with injuries ever since he shocked Alexander Zverev and Novak Djokovic in 2018, and has recently played his first singles match in two and a half years.
Regardless of this, Chung is one of the most talented players on the circuit and will provide good opposition for Murray, which is what he will need if he is to triumph at Wimbledon.
What are Murray’s chances at Wimbledon?
This year will mark the ten-year anniversary of Murray’s first title at Wimbledon, when the British number one produced some of the best tennis ever seen at the Grand Slam to defeat Novak Djokovic in straight sets.
Murray, now 36, will be hoping that he can recreate a smidgen of the form he showed in both 2013 and 2016 for one last dance at Wimbledon.
While it seems that pursuing a third title at SW19 might be a stretch too far, Murray’s experience on Centre Court could potentially give him a slight edge against some of the younger opponents he might encounter on his journey.
Murray remains a top contender on the ATP tour, and if he can produce a good run at some of the grass court tournaments over the next few weeks, then he could well sneak into the seeds come July.
That said, the likelihood of Murray obtaining seeding will be damaged if he does not make a deep run in Stuttgart, where he reached the final last year. He will likely have to defend those points if he is to be seeded at Wimbledon.
Regardless of whether he is seeded or not, no player will want to draw Murray at Wimbledon. With the crowd behind him, Britain’s most successful Champion of recent years may well find his A game.
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Murray will certainly be one of the main draws, with most of his matches likely to take place on Centre Court or Court 1.
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