Wimbledon preview: Andy Murray
Scotsman Andy Murray might become the most popular athlete in Great Britain if he can win Wimbledon. Murray is easily the best active player to never win a major. He has been a runner-up three times, including at this year’s Australian Open. But Murray has never won a set in his three finals. No other player in history has reached at least three Grand Slam finals and not won a set. Murray has yet to reach the Wimbledon final, although he has reached the semis each of the past two seasons. No player from the UK has won a major since Fred Perry won his third and final Wimbledon title in 1936.
2011 Match Record: 22-8
2011 Singles Titles: 1
Career Singles Titles: 17
Major Titles: 0 – Best: F, at U.S. Open in ’08, Australian Open in ’10, ’11
Last 5 Wimbledons: ’10-SF, ’09-SF, ’08-QF, ’07-DNP, ’06-4th
Overview: Won Queen’s Club tuneup tournament on grass. … The Scot seems to thrive under – not shy away from – the tremendous scrutiny and pressure he’s subject to at the All England Club as Britain hopes for its first male champion at Wimbledon – or any Grand Slam tennis tournament – since 1936. … Leads the ATP in percentage of first-serve return points won.