Andy Murray is one of the hottest players on the ATP Tour heading into the 2015 French Open, with an undefeated record on clay and two clay court titles just this past month. What are his chances at the trophy in Paris?
Other than World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray is the hottest player on the ATP Tour right now, with a 21–2 record since the beginning of March and an undefeated record on clay so far in 2015, including a straight sets win over of the “King of Clay” Rafael Nadal in the final in Madrid.
In his three matches against Top 10 opponents in Madrid, Murray dropped serve just twice and broke his opponents nine times. In the final, Murray dominated Nadal, winning the battles on second serve and controlling the baseline. Performance on second serve is considered to be a strong barometer of a player’s overall strength and consistency from the baseline, but it’s usually a point that is neutral, as neither server nor receiver has a distinct advantage. Murray won 80% of his own second serves against Nadal and won more than half when Nadal had to hit a second serve. Going into Roland Garros, Murray is now ranked No. 3 in the world and the 9-time French Open champion is ranked No. 7. What are Murray's chances of dethroning the King of Clay?
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