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McEnroe Knows What Is Going Through Defending Champion Murray’s Mind Now






John McEnroe only need close his eyes to remember how it was during his first grand slam title defense more than three decades ago. And the BBC long time Wimbledon commentator has no doubt about what Andy Murray will be going through when he steps out to play at the All England Club for the first time after lifting the 2013 trophy.

“It is going to be amazing for Andy,” McEnroe told London's Daily Telegraph. Added the player who claimed his first Wimbledon in 1981 and proceeded to earn two more titles in three editions:  “There is always a feeling of immense accomplishment.

"Superiority is not quite the right word, but you do feel the tradition of coming out at that time. It’s different to other events. You have that brief moment of euphoria and then you start to go through the whole idea of possibly winning again."

Mac believes there is a psychological edge that comes with winning the prestige grass title. "You think of Centre Court and talk yourself into the fact that you have the advantage because you are the guy who knows how to play on it.”

London bookmakers rate Murray's odds as holder at 4-1 with top seed Novak Djokovic the favorite at 9-5.


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