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Andy Murray in “Andy’s Wimbledon Story” – Will 2015 see a second Wimbledon title for the Scot?

by David Lyons | July 7, 2015

Well you came and you played without losing
And you’re in the Quarters, oh M’Andy

Andy Murray is through to the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the eighth year in a row. It’s also his 16th in a row in a grand slam tournament. When you think about it Tim Henman was some man to get all that support for doing nada.

Big Andy was obviously visibly delighted to get past the 6ft 11in Croat Ivo Karlovic in four sets on another day of drama at the All England Club.

With Andy playing some lovely tennis, we thought that perhaps he might just go all the way this year, so we’ve had a look at some stats to see if 2015 Andy can match 2013 Andy. 

Murray’s win rate this year is an impressive 88%, compared to just 74% in 2014. His form in 2013 when he won Wimbledon gave him a win rate of 84%, so he already has one up on 2013 Andy.

2015

  • Total: 45 – 6
  • Grass: 9 – 0

2013

  • Total: 43 – 8
  • Grass: 12 – 0

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Before the French Open, we looked at how much he has improved on clay surfaces, and while many had said it was down to his new marital status, we put it down to his new coach – Amelie Mauresmo. Many were surprised when Murray appointed a female to be his coach, but they have been proven wrong. Since she has been appointed, not only has Murray’s win rate on clay gone up, but his overall win rate has dramatically increased.

Back in 2013, Andy Murray didn’t really play any of the big dogs until he met Novak Djokovic in the final, and so far this year it looks like that may be the case again. At least until the Semi’s where a certain Mr. Federer may await. But sure look, we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.

2013 Wimbledon

Final Novak Djokovic 6-4 7-5 6-4
Semi Final Jerzy Janowicz 6-7 6-4 6-4 6-3
Quarter Final Fernando Verdasco 4-6 3-6 6-1 6-4 7-5
R16 Mikhail Youzhny 6-4 7-6 6-1
R32 Tommy Robredo 6-2 6-4 7-5
R64 Yen-Hsun Lu 6-3 6-3 7-5
R128 Benjamin Becker 6-4 6-3 6-2

2015 Wimbledon

Quarter Final Vaske Pospisil
R16 Ivo Karlovic 7-6(7) 6-4 5-7 6-4
R32 Andreas Seppi 6-2 6-2 1-6 6-1
R64 Robin Haase 6-1 6-1 6-4
R128 Mikhail Kukushkin 6-4 7-6(3) 6-4

Apart from the first round, his points score has been gradually increasing over each game as each round progresses, showing that he his only warming up. You’d pity his upcoming opponents if he keeps this up! See below for full stats on Andy this year in Wimbledon.

Next up for M’Andy is Vaske Pospisil, who had to come from behind to beat James Ward on Saturday, and then dropped the first two sets against Viktor Troicki before winning 4-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 in just two hours and 39 minutes. During that time I managed to get through almost five episodes on Netflix. Heh.

The young Canadian has played three five-setters in a row, but Murray does have a bit of an injury concern. He seemed to hurt his shoulder during his win over Andreas Seppi but he tried to allay fears by telling us that: “It feels better. I would have liked to have served a little bit bigger today. I’m still conscious of it, playing with quite a lot of taping on the shoulder. I played for three hours and it feels better than it did three, four days ago, which is positive.” He said that smiling. 

For now though, the signs look good for Andy Murray to continue his charge towards a second Wimbledon title, with his overall form, win ratio and general tennis play smiles better than 2013. Smiles better? Gettit?!

We checked out those that are backing Andy, and he’s definitely Scotland’s Andy Murray. Can the Scot repeat his 2013 feat in the coming days?

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Andy’s 2015 Wimbledon stats so far:

1R 2R 3R R16 QF SF F
Sets played  3  3  4  4
Tie breaks played  1  0  0  1
Total games  33  24  30  45
Total aces  14  5  10  8
Total double faults  3  2  3  4
1st serves in  62  39  60  100
% 1st serves in  65  57  64  74
1st serve points won  47  32  42  80
% 1st serve points won  76  82  70  80
% 2nd Serve points won  48  66  53  58
Service points won  63  51  60  101
Return games won  5  6  7  2
Winners  30  25  32  62
Unforced errors  17  11  26  9
Total points  111  85  104  146

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