Murray is prepared to win the US Open

US Open

  • Location: Flushing Meadows
  • Dates: 27 August – 9 September

Andy Murray faces Russian player Alex Bogomolov in the second match on the Arthur Ashe Stadium on the opening day. The Briton is seeking to win his first major, having finished runner-up to Roger Federer at Wimbledon.

“I feel confident in myself just now. That’s what’s important,” said Murray, who reached the US Open final in 2008. “Winning the Olympics was the biggest win of my career, that’s for sure. It meant a lot to me. But you never know what’s going to happen when you get out there on the court. I’ve prepared well and trained hard, so I’m ready to go.”

After he suffered a fourth consecutive Grand Slam final defeat, losing against Federer at Wimbledon, Murray made up for that and defeated both Novak Djokovic and Federer in consecutive straight-set victories at the Olympics.

However, after his great performance from the Olympics, Andy Murray suffered a minor knee injury at the Toronto Masters and one week later, lost in straight sets to Jeremy Chardy at the Cincinnati Masters.

“I didn’t really play much in Toronto, so I do not think it’s going to have much bearing at all,” he added. “I went into Wimbledon this year having lost in the first round of Queen’s. That was meant to be a horrible preparation, but Wimbledon worked out fine. So there’s no reason why that can’t happen here.”

Most likely Murray’s semi-final opponent would be world number one and five-time US Open winner, Roger Federer. The Swiss player, who’s now at the age of 31, got his first Grand Slam title in nearly two years, in June at Wimbledon, that pushed him back to the top of the men’s world rankings.

Federer starts playing on Monday against Donald Young, and remains the favorite of winning a sixth US Open title and his 18th Grand Slam.

“I feel like if I’m playing well I can dictate who’s going to win or lose,” said Federer. “It’s going to take something special from my opponent to win. That’s kind of how it feels right now; then again, I might walk away from Monday and lose in the first round. I will take it one match at a time.”

 

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4 thoughts on “Murray is prepared to win the US Open”

  1. Murray is playing his best tennis definitely…but I really don’t think that someone else is going to win the US open before Federer gets retired. :)))

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    1. Huyen, everybody has the right to dream and hope…especially when they are prepared to do it. And I think Andy is. He is young, he is confident and he is one of the best tennis players in the world.

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  2. It is clearly that both players are very well-prepared and very good. They both possess extremely good techniques, and a wide range of strong weapons to use. I think that at this stage, the only think matters will be their mental strength and their determination. Because it is not enough to feel determined and confident just before the match, and in case things don’t go the way they were were planned to go, then all that wave of determination to start decreasing continously, until nothing else can be done.

    I think that from this point of view, Roger has far from experience than Andy. He just plays every ball as it was the last, inducing himself to not think too much about the score. Everytime, he does what a true leader is supposed to do, and that is treating each challenge with patience and calculation. He fights for the matches in the first rounds, with the same devotion and seriosity as he does with the finals. That is why he always wins the matches, that is why he is considered to be a ROBOT…well, he’s not a robot…he is just very good. He is the best tennis player ever! 🙂 And Murray is not such a big challenge for him…YET!

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  3. In my opinion, I think this is a very good preview of what is going to happen at US Open in this year’s final: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASeFHPXGH4g

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