By Josh Kramer
I am by no means a fan of show boating. In actuality, I am entirely against it. Yesterday though, Murray made a shot that would put a smile on any fan’s face regardless if they are pro Murray or not. Every year the major tune-up for Wimbledon occurs at the Queen’s Club.
There is not much rest for the weary following the brutal French Open. Grass court season picks up immediately and Wimbledon begins less than a full month later. Andy Murray has replaced Tim Henman as the “Great British Hope” for years now. Every few years, England puts their hearts on a player’s racket in hopes that he can become the first English-born player to win the most prestigious tennis tournament of them all, since Fred Perry did it in 1936. 75 years is a long time.
Murray is the lone hope this year. In winning the Queen’s Club tune-up, he appears to be capable of bringing it home even against the likes of the three men ranked ahead of him (Nadal, Djokovic, and Federer).
Check out this amazing shot that he hit during the first set of the Queen’s Club Final on Monday. “Tweeners” as they are commonly called, are usually hit when a player is retreating and on the defensive. Murray decided to change the rule of thumb on the shot called the “Tweener” and hit it while on the offensive. Possibly he is trying to relax before he heads to the Championships with the pressure of an entire nation on his shoulder?
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