Murray’s preparation worry

Andy Murray‘s preparation for Wimbledon hasn’t gone to plan and he has now suffered his third straight loss.

After his opening round defeat in the AEGON Championships at Queen’s to Nicolas Mahut, Murray has also succumbed to the power of Janko Tipsarevic and Novak Djokovic at The Boodles.

I think the loss to Mahut will have hurt Murray more, because that was his title defence game, rather than just an exhibition game like the ones against Tipsarevic and Djokovic.

And even though he has lost the last three games, admittedly against three good opponents, he still feels confident ahead of the tournament.

As long as he doesn’t make it four straight losses then I’m not going to be complaining.

The one thing about Murray is that he fails to win over his home ‘supporters’. He doesn’t come across as a very lovable person like Henman and Rusedski did – even though they too had their mishaps and moods on the court.

When Murray is winning, he’s a full blown Brit, carrying the pride and passion of the United Kingdom on his back.

But when he loses, he’s just some moody Scot with a mollycoddling mother, a girlfriend who is way out of his league and an attitude problem which does him no favours once he’s been knocked out of a tournament.

So not only is he in an unfavourable position, purely because of his perceived attitude problem, but he’s also been born in the wrong era – according to Andre Agassi.

And I agree with him. He constantly lives in the shadows of the top three, and he hasn’t been able to overcome one of them when it matters most in a Grand Slam semi or final. But what can he do?

Just outlast them is the only thing I can think of.

If he can look after his body more than the other young two (Nadal and Djokovic) then he’ll be able to win a Grand Slam without having to face one of them later on in his career. I don’t know if it’s a psychological problem or if he is simply outplayed every single time.

Let’s hope this preparation isn’t a sign of things to come from the British No.1, and that he can really put in some effort and perform for the crowds this year.


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