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Am ready for Wimbledon, says Andy Murray


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London: Scottish tennis star and World No.3 Andy Murray has said he is well prepared to take on the challenge at the upcoming Wimbledon tournament, having clinched three titles in two months. The grass court major tournament begins on Monday. Murray, the 2013 Wimbledon champion, will face No.58 Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan in the first round on Tuesday. “I feel like I’m coming into the event as best prepared as I can be,” Murray was quoted as saying by on Saturday. The Scot’s confidence has been boosted by his first titles on clay in Madrid Open and Munich Open followed by his triumph at the Queen’s Club grass court tourney recently. “I think in any sport, winning gives you confidence,” said the 28-year-old.  “This year I’ve won a lot of matches, more than I ever have in my career to this point in a season.”  Murray, seeded third for Wimbledon, lost out last year to Grigor Dimitrov in the quarter-final. But experts believe he is ready for the challenge to claim the prestigious tournament with 41 wins in this year already. “I’m certainly not getting carried away, I know how difficult these events are to win. I just concentrate on the first match and try my best to get through that one,” he said.  “I enjoy playing in the high pressure situations. You know, that’s really what I play for now. I enjoy these events. I prepare extremely hard for them.”