“Has Always Been Opposite”: Andy Murray Disagrees With Grass Court Statistic

Published 06/24/2021, 11:17 PM EDT
PARIS, FRANCE : Andy Murray of Great Britain smiles on court following his walkover in the Mens Singles semi final match against Milos Raonic of Canada on day six of the BNP Paribas Masters at Palais Omnisports de Bercy on in Paris, France. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)


While tennis fans enjoy watching the game unfold on all three surfaces, some believe that grass courts make the action more enjoyable as they are the fastest. DDSA came out with a set of data, providing details about the wear and tear of the grass court. However, Andy Murray disagreed with the information and had opposite views.

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Andy Murray, a two-time Wimbledon Champion, would certainly be more than informed about the nitty-gritty of the grass. The data provided by the company showed the average ace rate falling and the average rally length increasing as the days progressed on grass court. Murray thought that the data was inconsistent as the courts become faster with wear and tear.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain poses with the Gentlemen’s Singles Trophy following his victory in the Gentlemen’s Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Andy Murray and his love story with grass court

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Andy Murray gave his response in a reply to The Tennis Nerds Blog’s tweet. He said that things are opposite for him; when the court becomes faster, the rallies become slower and the aces are just not there. However, there are very few in the world who know grass courts better than the Scot.

Andy Murray has won two Wimbledon Championships, the 2012 Olympic Gold medal on grass court, and five Queen’s Club Championships.

The former World No1 has been in and out of action, with injuries keeping him off. A hip injury in 2016 was a terrible time for Murray, as that injury has stuck with him till now. The Scot has lost his touch a little as he hopes to make a comeback soon.

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The Scot will be playing at the Wimbledon Championships for the first time since 2017. He has always believed that grass courts suit him the best.

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I don’t know exactly what it is, but the transition going on to grass courts – I’ve always felt is very natural for me. The surface, I think because the way I hit the ball,” said Murray in an interview with Amazon Prime Video Sport.

The Wimbledon Championships begin on Monday, a tournament where Murray would like to win something. His recent exit from the Queen’s Club Championship would motivate him to do well at SV19.

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