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Andy Murray reveals he still has ‘ambitions’ to compete for Wimbledon titles


Andy Murray has claimed that he still believes a third Wimbledon title is a ‘possibility’, and has hinted at his plans for Roland Garros after another disappointing result on the clay.

Murray lost his opening match of the Madrid Masters for the first time in a straight sets defeat to Andrea Vavassori, and the two-time event champion has spoken about whether he will still compete at Roland Garros despite being winless so far in the clay court season.

“I would like to play, just purely because I don’t know if I’ll get another opportunity to play again. Whilst I feel fit and healthy, I would like to give it a go,” said Murray.

Although Roland Garros is the next major event, it appears that the former No.1 has his attention on Wimbledon where Murray has won two of his three major titles.

“I also have ambitions of, you know, competing for Wimbledon titles and that sort of stuff, and I know that sitting here today that probably doesn’t sound realistic, but I do believe that that’s a possibility. I obviously want to do the right thing there,” explained Murray.

He continued, “The experiences I have had when I have won Wimbledon has been in 2013 when I didn’t play the French Open and won, and 2016 I had my best French Open and won Wimbledon. It didn’t have an impact necessarily.

“It’s impossible to say what the right thing to do is, but obviously it’s a Grand Slam. I would like the opportunity to play.”

Andy Murray at Roland Garros and Wimbledon

While clay is considered to be Murray’s weakest surface, the British No.3 actually has a higher win-loss record at the Paris major than at the Australian Open and the US Open.

Here is how Murray playing at Roland Garros has affected his Wimbledon form over the years:

2005 – Did not play Roland Garros, lost in the third round of Wimbledon

2006 – Lost in the first round of Roland Garros, lost in the fourth round of Wimbledon

2007 – Did not play Roland Garros or Wimbledon

2008 – Lost in the third round of Roland Garros, lost in the quarter-final of Wimbledon

2009 – Lost in the quarter-final of Roland Garros, lost in the semi-final of Wimbledon

2010 – Lost in the fourth round of Roland Garros, lost in the semi-final of Wimbledon

2011 – Lost in the semi-final of Roland Garros and Wimbledon

2012 – Lost in the quarter-final of Roland Garros, lost in the final of Wimbledon

2013 – Did not play Roland Garros, won Wimbledon

2014 – Lost in the semi-final of Roland Garros, lost in the quarter-final of Wimbledon

2015 – Lost in the semi-final of both Roland Garros and Wimbledon

2016 – Lost in the final of Roland Garros and won Wimbledon

2017 – Lost in the semi-final of Roland Garros, lost in the quarter-final of Wimbledon

2018 – Did not play Roland Garros or Wimbledon

2019 – Did not play Roland Garros or Wimbledon

2020 – Lost in the first round of Roland Garros, Wimbledon not held due to Covid-19

2021 – Did not play Roland Garros, lost in the third round of Wimbledon

2022 – Did not play Roland Garros, lost in the second round of Wimbledon

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