Can Murray break the spell of Djoković?

Rossa Fanning, chairman of selectors of the Irish Davis Cup and Fed Cup teams, runs the rule over Wimbledon 2016’s runners and riders

26th June, 2016
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Novak Djokovic is the man to beat at Wimbledon this year especially for Andy Murray Picture: Getty

The narrative for the men’s event reduces itself to one question: can anybody beat Novak Djoković? Answer: unlikely, but the player with the best chance is one Andrew Barron Murray.

Once you get beyond the recurring tendency for self-flagellation (his matches in Miami and the semi-final against Nadal in Monte Carlo were cases in point), you find an intelligent, sophisticated, thoughtful and mature married father of one, a selfless team player in an...

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