Can Andy Murray Win Wimbledon this Year?
Andy Murray appears to have regained his form at exactly the right time and is a genuine contender for the men's singles tournament at Wimbledon in June. The Scot - who recently married his long term partner Kim Sears - has enjoyed a decent start to the 2015 season and remains one of the best tennis players on the planet, despite suffering a number of niggling injury problems last year.
We take a look at Murray's current form and discuss a few of the reasons why he may challenge for the Wimbledon crown this year. Meanwhile, we also give our thoughts on just how far the 27-year-old will progress through the grass court event.
He recently won the Madrid Masters
The British number one recently won the clay court event, beating Spaniard Rafael Nadal 6-3 6-2 in the final of the tournament. Murray was written off by a number of bookmakers and sports websites
, but the Scot held his nerve to dominate Nadal and earn his first major success of the year. In fact, the victory was Murray's first against the Spanish legend on clay
and the 27-year-old will head into this month's French Open full of confidence and hopeful that he can defeat Nadal for the second time in quick succession.
Wimbledon is his home event and he will be well supported
Murray has always enjoyed playing tennis at the British event and has been well supported in every match that he has played there. The Scot has praised the fans
for their role in his success
at the famous grass tournament, and will be counting on supporters to get behind him as he bids to win his second Wimbledon title. If the British number one plans on reaching the latter stages of the competition, the support of the fans will certainly help him to get through tough sets and raise his game in key moments.
He's won it before, so why not...
Murray won the competition in 2013 as he beat Serbian, and current world number one, Novak Djokovic 6-4 7-5 6-4 to become the men's singles champion. In fact, the Scot has a great record at Wimbledon - winning 41 matches while losing just eight - and has reached the quarter-finals in seven consecutive years. Djokovic will be looking to defend his title, but Murray has never lost to the Serbian on the grass court and will be quietly confident of his chances if they face each other at some stage in the tournament.
Murray is more than capable of winning Wimbledon, but will require a bit of luck along the way. Although he has come a long way in the past 12 months, Djokovic is in the form of his life
and will take some stopping as the Serbian looks to win each of tennis' four major events in the calendar year. However, the British number one stands a very good chance of reaching the semi-finals and, with the support of the crowd, could well go on to win his second Wimbledon title.