Sunday, 14 June 2009

King of Queens

In just a few hours, Andy Murray could become the first British winner of Baron’s Court since Bunny Austin 71 years ago. The only thing that stands between the British number one and his eighth final triumph in the past 12 months is American’s James Blake, seeded sixth for the competition.

Murray, has been in magnificent form over the past year with the only opponents to get the better of the Brit in tournament finals being the dynamic duo Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Although his game has massively improved, Murray still has a long way, and a grand slam, to go before he can close the gap on Federer and Nadal.

This year’s Queens tournament has been just what Murray needed in preparation for Wimbledon, which will begin later this month. Seeded number one for the tournament was always going bring high expectations and so far Murray as surpassed them.

On route to the final, the 22 year old has not dropped a single set and has served an impressive 31 aces against just four opponents, proving that the young Brit’s game is on the incline. His 39-6 win-loss record this year will make him today’s favourite. Lets just hope the future number one - so my crystal ball tells me - has a better concentration level that our last British hope…although I think even Henman himself would agree he has.

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