Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray Aims to Dethrone Novak Djokovic for No. 1 Ranking

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 | 0

Recently-crowned Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has set his eyes upon dethroning top rival Novak Djokovic at the numero uno position.

Murray trailed Djokovic by over 8000 points heading into the Wimbledon but bridged the gap to less than 5000 points following the All England Club triumph. His cause was also aided by Djokovic, who failed to defend his crown after losing in the third round.

The condensed gap between the two has propelled the Brit to aim for further inroads in rankings.

“I would love to now go on and get to number one in the rankings but it will be incredibly difficult as Novak’s consistency has been unbelievable,” Murray wrote in his column for BBC.

He added: “I’ll need to keep up my level of the last couple of months right through until the end of the year to close the gap. That means more hard work, and there’s no doubt that physically it is very demanding, but there are way worse jobs in the world.”

Although Murray has arguably established himself as Djokovic’s toughest competitor in the last couple of years, the latter’s dominance has invariably eclipsed the former.

This is evident from the fact that despite having 10 wins against Djokovic from 34 career meetings, Murray has won only two of their last 15 battles on court ever since the Wimbledon triumph in 2013.





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