ATP World Tour tickets still on sale as world”s best tennis players arrive in London
Andy Murray’s quest for a Grand Slam may yet be unfulfilled but he has the chance the prove he can mix it with the best in the upcoming ATP Tour Finals at London’s 02. Featuring the world’s top eight players, Murray must navigate through a tough four man group featuring Roger Federer and Robin Soderling before facing a knockout tie to reach the finals.
That may seem a tough ask as Murray has slipped one place in the rankings but he has reason for optimism. He won a doubles title with his older brother last week, two Masters titles this year and made the Australian Open final. Hard court is one of his best surfaces and with the home crowd behind him, he will be a strong contender again. Yes, it sounds like a broken record now; one playing Kylie Minogue’s I Should Be So Lucky again and again but Murray is one of the most talented players of a generation.
Andy Murray’s tactical acumen is as good as Jose Mourinho’s and in the age of power has a first serve return to neutralise many players’ strengths. It’s a solid defensive game which can frustrate opponents and has proved brains can beat power – a point he frequently tried to make by bearing his biceps in celebration after winning matches.
His strength can also be a weakness as critics have argued he can be too risk-averse, playing for percentages rather than margins but it’s a fascinating combination that should stand him in good stead in the ATP Tour Finals. A tournament which he has a great chance of winning – and proving he is still one of the best.
ATP World Tour Finals tickets from £9