Can a Brit Finally Win Wimbledon?
It is a hot topic of discussion every summer when Wimbledon starts. Can a British player finally win Wimbledon? Usually the main focus is on the men’s singles where most of the pressure and focus is. Can you believe that it’s been over 75 years since a Brit last won the men’s singles?! It was Fred Perry back in 1936! In fact you can see the live time here:
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Will the timer stop this year? Andy Murray has been the best hope the Brits have had for many years. With his world number 4 ranking, he has the quality to beat the best players and has done so before. However will the pressure be too much for him? Singles players before him have tried and failed to live up to the expectations of the British public.
He is up against some tough competition too with Nadal , Djokavic and Federer all standing in his way. Luck has also not been on Murray’s side with a spate of injuries over recent months causing him problems, most recently it was apparent in the French Open.
On this front, there has been some rather fierce criticism levelled at Murray recently with some calling him a faker and even a hypochondriac after his injury problems. Murray even offered to reveal photos of his recent treatments to try and silence his critics, one picture showing an eight-inch needle going into his back!
There is no doubt that Murray has the quality and the passion, he has the home advantage and the spirit to overcome anyone on his day. But in previous years he has not quite made it. He has become a semi-final regular and will be a favourite to make it that far this year, can he make the final push and hit form at just the right time and make it to the final?
Previous British hopeful Tim Henman has also weighed in on the discussion recently. He pointed out that Murray’s preparation had been far from idea with him losing in the first round at Queen’s. But Henman quickly followed up by saying that he doesn’t think that will really impact Murray’s performance at Wimbledon.