Australian Open Tennis Contenders 2013 - Andy Murray
Andy Murray is the highest ranked British Player in the World, the Scot is currently sitting at No.5 in the World after a solid 2010. During the season last year Murray got has high as No.2 in the World during the course of the season after winning several tournaments along the way, the aim for 2011 is for Murray to claim the holy grail of a Grand Slam.
Last year we saw Andy Murray go all the way through to the Australian Open Final and he will be aiming to go one better than that in 2011. Murray seems ideally suited to the surface in Melbourne as he showed last year but he still has to prove that he can beat a Federer or a Nadal in a Grand Slam Final when it really matters.
Murray has an all court game but is more comfortable at the baseline. He has strong forehands and backhands and his net play is up there with the best in the world. His serve is accurate but not deadly quick.
Many see his weakness has being overpowered by the likes of Juan Martin Del Potro and Andy Roddick which has happened in previous Grand Slams despite entering the matches as a clear favourite. He has also lost out to the likes of Marin Cilic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in recent Grand Slams which backs up that theory but Murray will be eager to prove his doubters wrong and collect his first Grand Slam in Melbourne.