Queen’s Championship winner Andy Murray now reckons he can win Wimbledon.
With only a week to go before the centre-court action starts at SW19, Murray said: “I’m going to Wimbledon with the feeling I’m going to win the tournament.
“I don’t think you can go in with any other attitude. I’ll need to play my best tennis throughout and hope to be able to do that.
“I enjoyed the week at Queen’s. I’m glad to have won it for a second time. It’s great preparation for guys going into Wimbledon.”
Murray even managed to pull off a couple of between-the-legs shots that had the crowd gasping as he blitzed Jo-Wilfred Tsonga at Queen’s.
When he hit one towards the end of the third set, Frenchman Tsonga was first fuming and then smiling at the Scot’s cheek and his skill.
Murray, who won 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 said: “I’ve done it in practice before but never in a match
“It was nice to be able to let off a bit of steamby hitting that shot because I’d been behind for pretty much 90 per cent of the match.”
His win at Queen’s has made Murray the man the bookies are wary of ahead of Wimbledon.
Ladbrokes spokesman Alex Donohue said: “Punters can’t get enough of Murray. We’re fearing the worst day in the history of tennis if he’s victorious.
“We’re firmly in Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer’s corner going into Wimbledon.”
Nadal (2-1) is favourite followed by Federer at 9-4, then Novak Djokovic at 3-1 and Murray at 9-2.