Murray magic or missing out again?
I was going to type this later – once fate ad
stated its case – but I’ve changed my mind.
About this time 12 months ago I lambasted
the idea Andy Murray could win Wimbledon.
This year, things have changed. And especially
in the last few hours.
As I write, Murray has just won the second set to level
matters in stirring fashion against Jo Wilfried Tsonga in his quarter-final.
It had full voice Come On’s from mother and
son, everyone on the feet. You know, classic Henman heyday style.
And this just hours after Roger Federer was
knocked out ludicrously early in the tournament and with clear signs Rafael
Nadal could be vulnerable – he’s still yet to close out his match with Robin
Soderling this afternoon.
You see, while there is plenty of stiff
competition out there – Tsonga included – Murray
has to recognise this as being a great chance for him to win his home grand
slam. He may never get another one like it.
Just as England
scuppered a favourable route to the latter stages of the World Cup by failing
to win their group, Murray
has to avoid missing such a great opportunity.
Henman was great at looking bang on course
at Wimbledon, before inexplicably losing – his
three-day semi0final with Goran Ivanisevic springs to mind.
So often when a chance presents itself, our
tennis boys blow it.
Same again?* (Update) One down, two to go Andy...
posted on 30 June 2010 18:00 byMichael Bailey - Sportsdesk