Can Andy Murray do the double on the grass this year? This writer firmly believes he can. After coming through what is arguably his best clay season of his career, (played 16, won 15 – including his first two clay titles in Munich and Madrid) he is playing fantastic tennis. Clay has always been his “weakest” surface, but he has certainly improved on his results this year on it. Grass is one of his favourite surfaces and with the tennis he is playing right now, there is no one better on the tour.
Murray seems to like to win the Aegon Championships at Queens in odd-numbered years, his previous 3 titles being in 2009, 2011, and of course 2013 (when he went on to do the double at Wimbledon). 2015 is an odd-numbered year and with Murray playing some simply epic tennis so far this year, there is no reason this cannot become his fourth title at the Queens Club. Of course there are others playing who will want to take the title themselves, including Nadal, who is playing at Queens for the first time in a few years. For Nadal, is is believed that his results at Wimbledon have been better when he has played at Queens, and he has been struggling of late coming back from injury and surgery towards the end of last year.
Grigor Dimitrov is the defending champion and will be looking to retain the trophy, whilst Milos Raonic will be looking to try and claim it for the first time. Standing in the way of all is home favourite Murray, who will want to make it four titles. The extra week between Roland Garros and Queens will also be in Murray's favour as he reached the semifinals of the French Open and took Novak Djokovic to five sets. He will have had his chance to take in a few extra days of rest before hitting the courts again.
With the form Murray is in, there is little standing in his way of the double again, bar himself. Playing the same tennis he showed at Roland Garros and being one of the best returners in the game, the grass courts suit his game better than the other players. Yes of course Roger Federer will be looking to gain that elusive 8th Wimbledon title, so you can never count him out. However for this writer chooses the man inform and on his favorite surface to complete an elusive double.