Tim Henman: Andy Murray will struggle to win Grand Slams again
Tim Henman is impressed with Andy Murray’s progress since returning to singles action and believes he can get back to winning ATP Tour titles again, but says winning Grand Slams trophies will be “very, very hard” for the former world No 1.
Murray stepped up his return at the Zhuhai Championships this week and he won his first singles match since undergoing a hip operation in January.
However, he went down in his last-16 clash against Alex de Minaur and admitted afterwards that he was feeling “tired” and added he was playing “top-70, top-60 level” tennis at the moment.
Murray, though, has made no secret of the fact that he wants to return to the top again and hopes to compete against the likes of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer again.
Although Henman believes Murray will win singles titles again, he says adding to his three Grand Slam titles will be very difficult.
“It’s amazing to see the progress that he’s made. He’s got a good schedule now (for the rest of 2019) and this is when you’d like to see him play 12 or 15 matches so we can see where he’s at physically with his speed and strength and endurance,” he told tennishead.net.
“To get back winning Grand Slams I think is going to be very, very hard. Looking at where the game is and he’s not getting any younger – I think he can and will win Tour events – winning Grand Slams will be very, very hard.”
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