ActiveWins Wimbledon 2017 - Page 4

After a disappointing showing at the Australian Open at the start of the year, supporters were lifted when Murray made a return to form when reaching the semi-finals of the French Open.

However, injuries have returned since then and Murray could have some work to do on his grass court game ahead of the most prestigious tournament of them all.

Murray was embarrassingly knocked out by lucky loser Jordan Thompson in the first round at Queens, and then withdrew from the Hurlingham exhibition with a sore hip.

It's hardly perfect preparation for a player who's games requires him to push himself to the very limit.

And it's no coincidence that Murray's best form has come when everything is in tip-top shape off the court.

Others would be preferred in the next two weeks.

The pressure around Wimbledon is absolutely intense for British number one Andy Murray, and this year will be no different as he looks to retain his title.

In the last 17 major tournaments that Murray has participated in, he's won a title twice, both coming at Wimbledon. So much like Roger Federer, Centre Court is a place that brings the very best out of Mr Murray.

But after a near perfect 2016 that saw him clinch the number one spot, Murray has had a difficult first half of 2017 and finds himself fighting of injury as he returns to Wimbledon this week.

- andy Murray

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