As the most prestigious tennis tournament fast approaches, a Scotsman has a good chance to be the first player from the United Kingdom to win Wimbledon in 75 years.
Twenty-four-year-old Andy Murray, ranked number four in the world, will try to be the first British man to win the famed grass-court Grand Slam since English legend Fred Perry did it in 1936.
Coming off a strong showing at the French Open, Murray opened the grass-court season strong with a victory in the Queen's Club Championships in London. At the French, Murray advanced to the semi-finals where he was defeated by eventual champion Rafael Nadal in straight sets.
Murray went to the semi-finals of Wimbledon in 2009, when he lost to Andy Roddick, who had been riding a major hot streak at the time. In 2010, Murray lost in the semi-finals again, but this time to eventual champion Nadal.
Murray has reached at least the semi-finals in each of the four Grand Slam tournaments, but has come up short in each of three visits to the finals, losing in the Australian Open Finals in 2010 and 2011 and the U.S. Open Final in 2008.
To win his first Major, Murray will have to go through very stiff competition, The three players ranked ahead of him - Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Roger Federer - are coming off excellent French Open efforts, and are excellent players on grass. From the 2010 Davis Cup Final, Djokovic had won 43-straight matches, a streak that was finally snapped with a loss to Federer in the French Open Semi-final.
But Murray will be the fan favorite. By reaching three Finals, Murray has already surpassed another British tennis great, Tim Henman, who never reached a Final.
Murray is also the country's only hope. There are no other male tennis players ranked in the Top 100 from Great Britain.
Wimbledon begins June 20th, and the eyes of every British tennis fan will be on the young man from Scotland to see if he can bring some pride back to British tennis.