Roger Federer’s injury, Rafael Nadal’s slump leaves Andy Murray the ultimate stopper to Novak Djokovic

Roger Federer’s injury, Rafael Nadal’s slump leaves Andy Murray the ultimate stopper to Novak Djokovic

Andy Murray might not be having much success against Novak Djokovic lately, but with the current state in men’s tennis, the Brit could be the only man on the ATP Tour capable of stopping the hottest tennis player in the world, especially this summer at Wimbledon.

Murray only won 9 of 31 head-to-head encounters with Djokovic. His last victory over the Serb came in the final of the 2015 Rogers Cup, though the Djoker won their next three confrontations, including the championship match at the Australian Open last month.

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In short, Djokovic is simply too dominant even for the no.2 ranked player in the world. He’s on another level now, way above his contemporaries. So how in the world Murray stands a chance against this monster?

World Tennis Magazine released an interesting article detailing the greatness of Djokovic as of late, and also highlighting his potential waterloo in Murray if they ever cross path at Wimbledon.

“This summer, Murray may be the only man who can challenge Djokovic. The Briton will have the full support of his home crowd but Djokovic is the favourite Wimbledon bet at the moment at EVS with Coral. The Serbian is bang in form and defeated Murray in January’s Australian Open final. In fact, Djokovic has an exceptional record against Murray but the Brit has won both of their meetings on grass.”

That’s right, Murray is one of the two Big 4 members – the other is Rafael Nadal – that has a winning record over Djokovic on grass court. The impressive part about it is Murray defeated Murray at the 2012 Olympics and 2013 Wimbledon Open at the height of Djokovic’s dominance.

Moreover, with Federer undergoing surgery and Nadal still searching for answers, Murray stands out as the equalizer to Djokovic at All England Club just like Stanislas Wawrinka was at Roland Garros last year.

Will he be successful in stopping the world’s no.1? That can only be answered few months from now at Wimbledon.

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