Andy Murray thinking big ahead of Wimbledon, saying: ‘I want to win the tournament’

Andy Murray says he is going to Wimbledon with the goal of winning it this year – provided he is at least relatively injury free.

Murray has rediscovered some of his mojo this year after a hellish time with injury. He impressed at the Madrid Masters before illness put him out of the tournament, and he reached the final of Stuttgart.

He now heads to Wimbledon with an abdominal injury picked up in Germany, but he says he is in far better shape than he was last year and he continues to hold himself to high expectations.

“I want to win the tournament, that’s the goal,” Murray told GQ Magazine. “To be honest, I went into it last year without being well prepared physically.

“I wasn’t feeling great, I had quite a few injuries and niggles in the build-up to it, and I was really quite close to missing the tournament. So my hope for the event is that I feel really good right now.”

Andy Murray has now been taking part at Wimbledon for the best part of two decades, and he admits that he didn’t really understand its devotion to traditions when he first arrived.


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That, though, has very much changed now with him one of the elder custodians of Wimbledon on the ATP Tour.

“The first few years I definitely enjoyed playing here, but I didn’t really understand or like its traditions.

“The old white clothing and the atmosphere is very different to somewhere like the US Open, which has this vibrant sort of energy to it.

“Here it was more proper and respectful, but each year that I came back, I started to understand and appreciate the importance of the event to Britain, it’s history and then it became my favourite place to come and play.”

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