‘Once a champion, always a champion’ – Andy Murray backed to regain former glories

Andy Murray angry at Shanghai Masters

Andy Murray can ‘absolutely’ get back to the level he was before his hip surgery, says former coach Jonas Bjorkman.

The Swede had a spell as Murray’s coach in 2015, so is well-positioned to assess his famed mental capabilities.

Earlier this year, Murray underwent hip resurfacing surgery after 18 months out of the game, and analysts have dismissed the idea that he can regain his former glories while playing with a metal hip.

However, he already has one ATP singles title to his name since his return, and Bjorkman believes there is more to come.

“Absolutely, Andy can get back to the top ten levels,” he is quoted as saying on Tennis World.

“There is no doubt, with the calibre of player he is, if he is healthy, I have no doubt that he is going to be back to challenge the top five.

“Once a champion you are always a champion.

“He has had a problem with his hip for a long time and that has been throwing him off a bit, but there is no doubt that he can come back to that level and maybe play even better.”

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