Britain’s Andy Murray is expected to launch a serious challenge in this year’s US Open.You can watch and bet on the US Open live for free at bet365 > live tennis.
Here’s what you need to know about Andy Murray, the world No. 4 and Olympic gold winner:Stats:
Height: 6’3” (190cm)
Current Ranking: 4
Match Record (Career) : 363-118
Match Record (2012 pre-US Open) : 40-11Profile
Andy Murray has been on the periphery of the elite group of players at the top of the rankings for a good few years now. Whilst he’s proven to be capable of testing and beating Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, he sometimes isn’t considered to be in the same bracket as ‘the big three’. This could all change at the 2012 US Open.
When looking at Murray’s credentials the only thing missing is that elusive slam title. He’s been the runner-up at least once in every slam but the French Open, but as yet he’s not managed to shrug off his nearly-man status. That said, Murray achieves victories with great consistency these days, and the addition of new coach Ivan Lendl appears to have been a shrewd acquisition. As far as slam success is concerned, it looks like a case of when, not if, for the Scot.
When looking at Murray’s game there are few flaws to be found. His temperament can seem to get the better of him on occasion, yet the fire in his belly is part of what makes him such a tough opponent.
To add to this, you’ll find few who train harder than the Scot. His work-rate in training and on court is rivalled by only a select few. Gruelling five setters are no concern for Muzza. Were it not for his often moody demeanour on court, you might even think he enjoys them.
Many have highlighted the possibility of a Murray triumph at the 2012 US Open. There are suggestions that he’s improved the mental aspect of his game. The reason for such speculation, of course, is the performance he produced against Roger Federer when he represented Team GB in the men’s singles final at the London Olympics.
The summer of 2012 has been a memorable one for Murray. If he can cap his recent successes with a US Open title it could be the start of something very special.US Open so far
Round 1 v Alex Bogomolov Jr. - W 6-2, 6-4, 6-1
Murray claimed a comfortable three set win over Alex Bogomolov Jr. on day 1 to get his US Open 2012 campaign underway. The Scot wasn’t at his sharpest yet there were no major scares. Windy conditions ensured that serves were broken a little more often than usual, but this had no impact on Murray’s confidence. We also saw the new attacking edge that Murray has added to his game. He hit 46 winners, making only 31 unforced errors in the process. A solid start for the world No. 4.
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