Is Andy Murray’s 2017 tennis season doomed? | The Tylt
Is Andy Murray’s 2017 tennis season doomed?
You don’t become the world No. 1 by luck. Andy Murray is one of the most talented tennis players in the world, and he will recover from this rough patch.
Success can be a damning thing. After winning his second Wimbledon title, a second Olympic gold medal and being knighted, maybe taking one less stroke in practice didn’t seem like a terrible idea. Injuries have also hurt him. However, champions find a way to get back in the groove, and he is one of the best.
It’s been about five months since the season started. He has plenty of time to get back on track.
Whatever mental toughness Murray had last year is lost. Now he looks like the Andy Murray that was good, but couldn’t quite make the jump to be the best player in the world.
This is the guy that lost matches to players ranked 106 and 41 in the ATP. If he can’t hack it against the players he’s supposed to dominate, what’s going to happen when he goes up against top flight competition at the two remaining major tournaments this year?
An elbow injury has also slowed him down this year, as well as a bout of shingles. While he recovered from shingles, elbows are kind of important to be successful in tennis.