In case you missed this Tweet of TTA?'s the other day, I'll repeat it here—or at least the gist of it:
I'm picking Andy Murray to win Olympic Gold.
There are a couple of reasons tied into each other on why I'm picking the "hometown" favorite to win. For one, grass is a tricky surface to win on for the majority of players out there, Murray not so much as he's proven with a few grass-court titles and deep Wimbledon runs over the years.
That segues some into my next point: the best-of-three format to the finals is going to shake things up a bit. You'll see more upsets than you would during Wimbledon, but the more accomplished grass-court players will find the format to their benefit.
And as he's shown over the years, Murray's much more a threat against the players ahead of him in two-out-of-three sets.
Does that make sense? In essence, the shorter format on grass helps him more. I guess we'll see how right I am in a few more matches!
(Photo: The Associated Press)