Wimbledon – Tennis: Murray in confident mood

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Andy Murray admits he is confident ahead of his latest attempt to become the first British winner of Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936.

Murray heads to SW19 as the reigning US Open champion and current Olympic gold medallist and is determined to complete another fantastic chapter in his career by picking up the Wimbledon title.

The Scot will be looking to avenge last year’s agonising final defeat to seven-time champion Roger Federer and is coming into the tournament in decent form. The 26-year-old had a long rest after missing the French Open with a back injury before winning the Aegon championship at Queens for the third time last week.

Murray kicks off his campaign at the All England Club on Monday against German world number 95 Benjamin Becker and admits he is entering the tournament in fine mood.

He said: “In my career there’s normally been quite gradual progress most years with my results. The Wimbledon final was really tough, but I played well in that final and basically I’d gone for it.

“I got back on the practice court five or six days later and I felt great, whereas when I’d lost in slam finals before, well, you saw my results for a few months afterwards. I hadn’t dealt with it particularly well.

“The mindset is still similar in that I come in wanting to try to win the event. I’ve prepared as best as I could. I think in some ways I feel that I’m putting less pressure on myself.”

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