June 11, 2022
Andy Murray is through to his first grass court final since winning Wimbledon 2016.
He plays Matteo Berrettini in Stuttgart on Sunday and must feel he is a match for anyone in the world right now.
Wimbledon 2022 could see the amazing Andy Murray doing just as well!
Andy admitted: ‘It’s been a long time since the last final on grass and there have been a lot of ups and downs.
‘But I kept going and kept working and finally I have managed to get to another one. I am proud of the effort I have put in.’
Murray produced a confident, measured display in Stuttgart to defeat the bad-tempered Nick Kyrgios.
The Australian’s problems started during the first-set tie-break when he received a verbal warning.
Then he erupted in fury after losing that breaker and smashed his racket to lose a point.
Further poor behaviour resulted in a one-game penalty early in the second and that gave Murray a winning cushion to close out 7-6 (7-5), 6-2.
Ironically Andy Murray has often behaved like a big brother to Kyrgios and tried to calm him down.
But now Britain’s favourite sportsman is focusing on his own progress in the build-up to Wimbledon 2022.
And he knew his superior composure when it really mattered against Kyrgios was likely to be the key.
Murray explained: ‘I was just a little more solid in the tie-break. I asked the questions and I was a little more secure at the end of the first set.’
Italian ace Berrettini will offer a formidable test in the showpiece after reaching last year’s Wimbledon final.
But we now know Andy Murray is ready to go deep at Wimbledon 2022!
And that means Murray Mania will resurface at the All England Club in Centre Court’s Centenary Year.
Will you be there to witness the action at the spiritual home of tennis?