Having ended Britain's embarrassing Grand Slam hoodoo with his US Open breakthrough 12 months ago, Andy Murray starts his first major as a defending champion Wednesday against France's Michael Llodra.
Andy Murray of Great Britain practices during day one of the 2013 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 26, 2013 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Murray starts his first major as a defending champion Wednesday against France's Michael Llodra.
The 26-year-old Murray has added the Wimbledon title since winning the US Open in 2012 and having buried all talk of Fred Perry -- the country's last men's champion at a major in 1936 -- he is confident the nerves will disappear.
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