Patrick McEnroe says it will be tough for Andy Murray to reach the level of the Big Three again

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Tennis commentator Patrick McEnroe believes Andy Murray could return to the world top 15, but says it will be difficult for him to reach the level of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic again.

Having undergone hip resurfacing surgery at the start of the 2019 season, Murray made a return during the second half of the season and then put the icing on the cake by winning the European Open.

However, the three-time Grand Slam winner suffered a setback at the Davis Cup Finals in November and hasn’t played any competitive tennis since then.

Murray, though, is back on the comeback trail and is determined to continue to climb up the rankings once the sport returns from its enforced break.

Former US Davis Cup captain McEnroe is backing Murray to climb back into the top 20.

“I would say he could get close but I think it’s going to be difficult for him to get back to the level he was at, in other words, right there with [Roger] Federer, [Rafael] Nadal and [Novak] Djokovic,” he told BBC Scotland.

“I do think he could probably get back to the top 20 or top 15. When he came back and won that tournament indoors [the European Open in Antwerp in 2019] that was a great sign.

“So if he could get back and be in the mix, that would be awesome and we would love to see that in the tennis world.”

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