The great Scottish tennis champion Andy Murray is the #1 ranked player in the world. Lately though, he hasn’t seemed like it. As Novak Djokovic endures unusual struggles and Roger Federer skipped the French Open, Murray held on to the #1 spot by making it to the French Open semifinal before losing to #3 Stan Wawrinka. Murray hadn’t been exactly cruising entering Paris, or as he put it to the BBC he was “pretty nervous going into the French because I’d hardly won any matches for a while.”
That changed at Roland Garros, of course, where Murray’s confidence rose precipitously. (You’d think the #1 player in the world would be loaded with confidence, but it’s a hard game.) Murray explained why his immediate future feels bright, despite a 2017 that hasn’t seen him quite dominate. “Form can turn around very quickly providing you’re mentally in the right place and you’re doing the right things and training,” Murray said. Murray is ready for Wimbledon, a place where he’s won, where he’s at home, and that he will enter on the upswing. Wimbledon begins July 3.