‘Andy Murray can get back to the top in tennis,’ says legend ahead of testing schedule

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Andy Murray is easily capable of regaining his spot in the top ten payers in the world, according to US legend John McEnroe.

Murray will step-up his comeback bid on the Asian swing of the ATP Tour after recently dropping down to playing a Challenger-level event in Mallorca.

He says being ready for the Australian Open – the scene of his rock bottom this year when he tearfully revealed provisional plans to retire due to the hip injury – is his priority right now, and he is also committed to leading Great Britain in the inaugural ATP Cup in January.

Such an ambitious schedule would appear to hint towards Murray having a lot of confidence in his recovery, and McEnroe believes there is every reason for the Scot to aim high.

“There is no issue with his desire and determination to get back to the top,” McEnroe told reporters at the Laver Cup this week.

“The issue is whether he can ever be healthy again,’ said McEnroe.

“That’s the part that I think nobody knows – including Andy.

“But if he got back to the point where he is actually healthy, then I would believe absolutely he would be back in the top 10 of the world.”

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