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
“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.