Former British No. 1 Tim Henman made a bold prediction regarding Andy Murray, saying the Briton still has plenty left in the tank.
Murray’s tennis career started to dwindle after his recurring injuries. He had a second hip surgery, and many expected him to suffer a dip in form as he gets back to winning ways.
He has missed a lot of tennis in the last five years. Even though he has been making progress, the results can be improved.
However, Henman made a bold prediction regarding Murray, saying he has it in him to go on a deep run into a Grand Slam.
“I think he’s still making big strides in his game,” he told Eurosport, as quoted by Tennis World USA.
“With the hip surgery that he’s had, the amount of tennis that he’s missed over the last three and a half to four years has been massive.
“Now he’s starting to build consistently, he might not always be having the results that he wishes and then the expectations that he’s got. But for me, the important element is that he’s not having interruptions to his training, to his tournament schedule.”
“This is a long year and to have already been in a final (the Sydney Classic), he’s played plenty of tennis, he’s got matches under his belt, I’m sure he can bounce back from this pretty rapidly,” he continued.
“I think when you reflect on some of his matches, last year in the Slams, he won a couple of amazing matches at Wimbledon, had an incredible match against (Stefanos) Tsitsipas at the US Open.
“I think his game has developed a lot more, I think his fitness is better, I think his movement is sharper. I definitely think he can get to the second week of a Grand Slam.”
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