Murray switched on for Wimbledon challenge
There has been an unhealthy amount of gloom hovering around Andy Murray in recent weeks but thankfully for the British number one Wimbledon provides the perfect stage for him to switch on his A game.
London: There has been an unhealthy amount of gloom hovering around Andy Murray in recent weeks but thankfully for the British number one Wimbledon provides the perfect stage for him to switch on his A game.
The Scottish world number four suffered a crushing defeat to Tomas Berdych at the French Open last month on a dank and dark Parisian evening then last week he lost to American Mardy Fish at Queen`s Club in a match interrupted by fading light.
Visibility will not be a factor at Wimbledon, however, where Murray christened the new Centre Court roof and lights in spectacular fashion last year when the he beat Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka in the tournament`s first late-night thriller.
Murray looked poised to reach the 2009 final before being ambushed by an inspired Andy Roddick in the semi-finals, meaning Britain`s wait for a first men`s winner at Wimbledon since 1936 was extended by at least another 12 months.
The 23-year-old will again arrive carrying his nation`s hopes on his shoulders as one of only two British men in the draw, but worryingly he is still struggling to rediscover the form that took him to this year`s Australian Open final.
Murray hopes things are about to click into place.
"I haven`t been playing my best lately but the game is there," Murray, who warmed up with an exhibition match against Russian Mikhail Youzhny on Thursday, said.