So Andy Murray wins the Aegon Championship at the Queens Club on his favoured surface of grass where he always seems to come alive. Well he did win it in 2009, 2011, 2013 and the the run continues with a record equalling fourth title joining an illustrious list of names – Roy Emerson, John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Lleyton Hewitt and Andy Roddick as four time champions. He will most definitely be back next year to try and break the record and win five titles (though I have a feeling he may well do it in 2017). Now onto Wimbledon, his performances at SW19 in the years when he wins at Queens are as follows SF, SF, Winner – what now for 2015. Well with Muzza on the top of his game we may well be celebrating another male British win much sooner than the previous 77 year wait. Obviously there is a lot of work to do, namely getting over the psychological barrier of beating Novak Djokovic, who has beaten him in their last eight meetings. Talking of eight a certain Roger Federer won his 8th Gerry Weber Open title in Halle the same day as Andy Murray. He would love to now make it 8 Wimbledon titles – he was so close last year losing a five set thriller to Djokovic. For me one of these three will be lifting the trophy come the 12th July – Roll on Wimbledon I say.
Well well well at the start of the golfing year it was all about how Rory Mcllroy could become only the 6th man to win the modern day (Masters era) career Grand Slam if he had won this years title at the Augusta National. However he was thwarted by the latest American golfing sensation Jordan Spieth. Now the weekend just gone has seen the Texan win his and the second major of the year, the US Open at Chambers Bay. Some people will say he was gifted it as Dustin Johnson some how three putted from around 12 feet to hand the title to the 21 year old but for me he is so ice cool and deals with adversity on the course brilliantly. After a brilliant birdie on the 16th put him on 6 under (3 shots clear of the field) it seemed like it was all over, however Spieth then went onto double bogey the 17th whilst Louis Oosthuizen and Johnson both hit birdies, suddenly it was a three way tie. However Spieth just pushed onto the 18th nailed a birdie took the overall lead and thanks to Johnson’s three putt became a two time major winner at just 21. It is the fact he seems to put set backs behind him so quickly, he did the same at the Masters when his lead was being eaten into he just went on a birdie spree to consolidate and no one could live with him. So now onto the Open Championship at the home of golf, a fitting setting for a battle of the young guns. Mcllroy will be favoured as the current defending champion, but Spieth bested a US open course that brought a lot of criticism from the participants which makes me think anyway, he is a danger no matter what the conditions. He may well head off to the US PGA Championship in August with the chance of becoming the first man in the modern era to win all four Grand Slams in the same year, now that would be a golfing story from the gods.
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