Andy Murray Claims 700th Win And Inspires Emma Raducanu
March 12, 2022
Andy Murray staged a sensational fightback to notch his 700th win on tour.
In doing so he inspired more heart-warming heroics from his compatriot Emma Raducanu.
And it became a famous day for the superstar Brits at Indian Wells.
Andy Murray and Emma Raducanu on fire at Wimbledon 2022!
This is just the scenario we can expect to enjoy during Centre Court’s glorious Centenary Year.
The atmosphere is always wonderful at Wimbledon.
But this year is going to be really special for the Brits, with Emma and Murray so on song.
Murray set the ball rolling at Indian Wells just when he looked down and out.
Taro Daniel took the first set 6-1 and he had knocked Andy out of the Australian Open at the start of the year.
But Murray wasn’t about to let that happen at another massive tournament.
Not when he was just one ATP tour win away from his extraordinary milestone!
The brave-heart Scot won through 1-6, 6-2, 6-4 with a stunning blend of brave serving, defiant defence and ruthless winners.
The Big Three of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic had passed 700 tour wins already. Murray wanted to join them and make that a Big Four.
‘This was a target that I set myself on the back end of last year,’ Andy admitted. ‘It’s a lot of wins and I’m very happy to get there. It’s quite an achievement. Let’s go for 800 now.’
Wins at Wimbledon 2022 are what Murray and Raducanu really crave.
That’s their home Slam and they will be timing everything to hit top form at the All England Club.
Emma is improving all the time and she is slowly learning how to handle the superstardom her US Open triumph afforded her.
Raducanu used Andy’s grit to help her to dig deep during troubled moments against Caroline Garcia.
It all looked so easy when Emma swept aside the French woman 6-1 in the first. But Garcia hit back and wouldn’t be denied in the second, even though it took her six set points to draw level.
Raducanu refused to let early missed chances in that set derail her.
She held her nerve and powered through 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 as Garcia fell apart once more.
Emma said later: ‘I watched nearly all of Andy’s match and it’s incredible what he has done. He is such a class player.
‘I used his comeback as an inspiration when things got tough out there for me.
‘Also I asked myself how bad I would feel if I lost after chances to go 2-0 up in the second.’
All ended happily for the talented Brits and now they will prepare to go again.
‘I’m looking for consistency and I know I can get there,’ said Murray, who has teamed back up with former coach Ivan Lendl.
Next up for Andy is Alexander Bublik, while Raducanu faces Petra Martic.
But the year’s biggest event will be Wimbledon 2022.
Are you going to join us and savour the history and glamour of Centre Court?