Andy Murray: Experts Weigh in on His Wimbledon Championship Chances

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Andy Murray: Experts Weigh in on His Wimbledon Championship Chances
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It has been 76 years since a British male won at Wimbledon, and in that time, there have been a series of pros who the British public has pinned their collective hope on.  

Andy Murray is the current great hope for Britons, yet his inability to win at Wimbledon has been both disappointing and perplexing to fans.  He has lost at Wimbledon six times, with three of those defeats at the hands at Rafael Nadal, and in the past three years he has lost in the semi-finals.

Murray is not only the Brit with the most likely chance of winning at Wimbledon, he is also perhaps the most likely of any competitor to defeat the Big Three: Nadal, Roger Federer, and Novak Djokovic.  Djokovic or Nadal have won all of the last nine Grand Slam tournaments, and the Big Three have won 28 or the 29 past majors, going back to Nadal's victory in the 2005 French Open.  

Few expect this year to be any different: in an ESPN.com poll of 11 experts who were each asked to predict the tournament winner, Nadal and Federer each got four votes, with Djokovic earning three.

It is quite possible that tennis fans will have to wait until the Big Three hit their inevitable declines before other competitors begin to collect hardware. Yet if someone is going to provide an upset, Murray, with his home court advantage and mentorship of newly hired coach Ivan Lendl, might just be the man to do it.

Here we look at what several tennis experts have to say about Andy Murray's chances at Wimbledon.

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