So Andy Murray gets to yet another grand slam final!!!
A wonderful achievement from the Scot as the clay of Roland Garros is a long way from being his favorite surface.
In easily defeating the defending champion Stan Wawrinka in 4 sets, Murray again showed the world that he is one of the greatest players to have played the game and certainly the greatest British tennis player of all time.
The 2016 French Open final will be Murray’s 10th grand slam final!! That is a fantastic record, the only downside is that Murray has played in an era that has included 3 of the top 10 players of all time.
Murray is like marmite, you either love or you hate him. I’ve never fully understood why anyone could hate him though. I see Murray as just an introverted bloke who just wants to play the game he is very very good at. Granted he’s a bit grumpy on court sometimes but that’s just because he’s such a fierce competitor and doesn’t like losing. He isn’t cocky and shows his opponents a lot of respect off the court. He might lack the charisma that the public seem to expect from our sportsmen and women but that’s the public’s problem as Murray is a tennis player and that’s all he wants to be. I’m a Murray fan and I enjoy watching the guy play. He’s a fantastic counter attacking tennis player capable of some breath taking shots in big games. He’s also a great athlete and rarely gets aced even by the big servers.
The final will be the 7th time Murray has faced Novak Djokovic in a grand slam final, winning only 2. Djokovic is arguably the best athlete tennis has ever seen and just seems to grind opponents into submission but Murray is improving even at 29 and this will be a close game.
Clay isn’t Novak’s favorite surface either so I’m going for an upset and for Murray to claim a surprise French Open title in a 5 set thriller.