Back in 2013, Andy Murray kicked off a historic grass court season with a title win at the Aegon Championships. He would go on to become the first British male singles winner at the Wimbledon Championships in over seven decades. Now, two years later, Murray has won yet another title at Queen’s Club and has his sights set on a second Wimbledon crown.
Not only does it appear as though history is on course to repeat itself, but Murray himself has added fuel to the fire by stating that he feels he is better prepared this season than back in 2013.
“I feel I have improved. Physically I’m definitely in a better place than I was then, when I was having problems with my back – not so much on the grass but on the other surfaces.”
“I feel I’m using my variety very well now, something that maybe I wasn’t the past couple of years. [I have] more experience, more matches. There are a few things I’m doing a little bit better.”
For Murray, his continuous growth was to be expected, as a player cannot remain competitive if he stagnates during his peak years. If you don’t evolve, someone else will come around and usurp your spot.
“You just have to improve, otherwise I wouldn’t still be in the same position,” Murray said. “I was ranked [No. 2 in the world] around that time and I’m still there now
“Sport and life, everything moves on. If you don’t get better, there are people who will take your spot.”
The 2015 Wimbledon Championships begins on Monday, June 29 at the All England Club.