Those who have backed Andy Murray to win this year’s Wimbledon title will be pleased with his progress so far. Prior to the tournament, Murray pulled out of multiple warm up matches due to injury, but so far at Wimbledon, we have seen no signs of that from him.
The British player is always popular in the betting, and this year was no different, despite his injury worries. Backers of Murray will be a lot happier today, after seeing him take control and brush aside his opponents in two games so far.
The standard of the players he has played hasn’t been huge, but it has been more about showing off his fitness and preparedness so far, something he has done well.
In the first round, Murray took no time to brush aside Alexander Bublik, beating him 6-1, 6-4, 6-2. It was great to see Murray on the court, in control and looking as fit and well prepared as we are used to seeing, a sight that would have eased the worries of his backers.
In round two, he impressed again, this time beating Dustin Brown 6-3, 6-2, 6-2. Again, this was another short match for Murray, something that will help him next week. There is a fine line between getting games under his belt, and keeping fresh for the later stages, and Murray is playing it perfectly right now.
In round three on Friday, Murray will face his toughest test yet, a game against the number 28 seed Fabio Fognini. An impressive victory here would really put a marker down for his opponents going into next week.
After a pre-tournament scare, Andy Murray has eased the worries of his backers in his first two games, looking like the Andy Murray we all know and love. Murray must now be fancied to once again put in a strong challenge for the title this year.