Andy Murray says he still believes he can compete against Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Novak Djokovic despite now having to play with a metal hip.
Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic have controlled men’s tennis, winning 51 of the last 59 Grand Slam titles between them.
Murray, though, was able to break the trios dominance for a spell, winning three Grand Slams and climbing above them all to become world number one a few years ago.
They finished as the world’s top three again this year, as well as sharing 2019’s four Slams between them, and Murray believes he can use the example of 38-year-old Federer in particular.
“I honestly haven’t really thought much about [it],” he said, when asked at the premiere of his new Amazon Prime Video documentary if the longevity at the top of Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic gives him hope he can return to their level.
“But I guess seeing guys playing in their late 30s is a positive thing that you can look at and go it is possible to keep doing it and play at that level.
“But if I was still playing at 38, I’d be very surprised with that.
“You’d expect Roger to finish first as he is six years older than me and Novak and five years older than Rafa.
“Seeing what they are still doing is fantastic and hopefully I can try and get back on the court and have the chance to compete against them again before I finish.”
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