Can Andy Murray regain the world number one spot?

Andy Murray has struggled with injuries over the last 18 months but the British number one has shown signs that he is returning to form. The Scot, who recently married long term partner Kim Sears, is looking to regain the world number one spot from Novak Djokovic but may need to win at least one of this year’s Grand Slams in order to achieve this goal. We take a look at Murray’s season so far and discuss whether or not he can win one of the upcoming majors and regain the world number one spot.

Australian Open didn’t go to plan

The British number one was seen as the favourite for the Australian Open but he lost in four sets to Novak Djokovic, who won the tournament for a fifth time. Murray played some excellent tennis throughout the tournament and was happy for his performances, but admitted that he was disappointed to lose a fourth Australian Open final. However, the 27-year-old did climb back into the top four in the world rankings – which can only be a positive looking ahead to the remainder of the season.

Roland Garros is historically his worst Grand Slam

Unfortunately for Murray, the French Open has always been his worst major. The Scot has never reached the final, and has been knocked out at the semi-final stage twice – after losing in straight sets to Rafael Nadal – in 2011 and 2014. However, the British number one recently revealed that his new coach, Jonas Bjorkman, is set for a bigger role through the summer months and he may be able to have a positive impact on Murray’s preparations for the tournament. He will need to significantly improve his clay court game if he is to challenge Nadal and Djokovic at Roland Garros.

Could he win Wimbledon and regain it there?

Andy Murray certainly can win Wimbledon, but it will be a tough ask. Djokovic is in the form of his life, and is excellent in grass court competition. However, in head-to-head matches between the two, Murray has beaten the Serbian twice on grass – including the 2013 Wimbledon final – and would fancy his chances if the two were to meet at some stage throughout the competition. He will have the majority of the crowd on his side and with increased support from Bjorkman, the Scot will certainly be ready for his home tournament.


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