This is a very easy question for me to answer. A resurgent Andy Murray winning titles and preforming well in Grand Slams. In fact, I’m backing him to win at least one slam this tennis year. As a Brit, of course I’d love him to win Wimbledon again so this will be my pick, but I’d love it if he could win the Australian and the US Open as well. The eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed that I have missed out Roland Garros, that is on purpose, as much as I’d like him to win all 4, I feel that the French is just too far (I know we got to the Semi last year) because clay has always been “our” worst surface – I also feel that unless Nadal is injured or pulls out for some reason, that will be his again.
Andy showed some great performances towards the tail end of the year, when I believe he was finally trusting his back again after the operation – believe me, that takes a while, I know people who have had smaller operations than his that still don’t fully trust theirs and they are not a top level sportsplayer!, he made the end of year finals, when many had written him off, and got back up to 6th in the rankings from 11th! I am looking forward to that changing and Andy getting back to where he belongs, that is in the top 4 – it’s going to happen.
I am also looking forward to the Davis Cup tie against the USA – for a number of reasons, mostly because I am going to be there, to yell the boys on! – having never been to a Davis Cup tie before, I so cannot wait for this I will get to see some current British tennis players live – FINALLY, after being so close before. This is also one of the great tennis rivalries (country wise – as GB and USA are amongst the founding members of the competition), so I’ll get to see players like the Bryan Brothers too. Blogging after the matches from a hotel room in Glasgow will be an experience, but I am sooo looking forward to this too.
My other hopes for 2015 are that Heather Watson continues her rise up the WTA rankings, Laura Robson comes back blazing from her injury and soon mounts the challenge that she did before (and also gets quickly back up the rankings), that James Ward breaks into the top 100 (he is so close already) or even the top 50!, and that Liam Broady and Kyle Edmund push each other hard for the Number 3 spot.
Also, that our British juniors come through and blast the competitions, basically I’m hoping for a brilliant year (and more) for British Tennis.