Murray Ends The British Drought….Arise Sir Andy?

Jul 14, 2013

With Andy Murray finally ending the 77 year long wait for a British men’s singles champion at Wimbledon, the question on many people’s lips is now whether or not the 26 year native from Dunblane in Scotland will be knighted for his efforts, Murray’s impressive performance in beating world No.1 Novak Djokovic in straight sets to win his first Wimbledon title will probably not go unnoticed in the Queens New Years honours list at the start of 2014, with Fred Perry being the last British man to win at the prestigious All England Club in 1936 it certainly would not surprise too many if Andy officially becomes Sir Andy Murray next year.

Murray now currently holds two of the four Grand slam titles on offer and the Brit will defend his US Open title at Flushing Meadows in New York commencing 26 August 2013, aside from a seemingly inevitable knighthood due in the not too distant future, Andy could also start to contemplate the possibility of becoming world No.1 before this season is done, the Scot is still some 3000pts behind Djokovic in the Emirates ATP rankings but if Murray continues his form for the majority of the season and Novak loses some of his then it is quite possible that the British press could have another celebration at the O2 Arena in London at season’s end.

Many agree that the catalyst for Murray winning at SW19 was built on his success at the 2012 Olympic Games which was held at the same venue, of course history now shows that Murray went on to claim his first ever Grand Slam title in New York after his triumph for Great Britain at the Olympics, losing to Roger Federer in last years title match at Wimbledon clearly hurt Murray and he has stated on more than one occasion that his loss in 2012 to Federer was one of the lowest points of his career, however as is often the case in top level sport, experiencing a hurtful loss like the one Andy suffered at the hands of Federer only fueled his desire to achieve greater things.

Regardless of whether Murray wins another major title or not, he has now written himself into British folklore with his victory at The Championships in 2013, it remains to be seen however as to whether or not the man from Scotland will soon be known as Sir Andy.

Written by: Tono

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