‘It would be extremely tough, but I do genuinely believe I can win Wimbledon again,’ says Andy Murray

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Andy Murray posing

He knows winning the big events are “probably a bit ambitious” at the moment, but Andy Murray “genuinely believes it’s possible” to win Wimbledon again if he gets a few good months under his belt.

The former world No 1’s career has been stop-start since he underwent hip resurfacing surgery at the start of the 2019 season. After playing the US Open and French Open last year, he missed this year’s Australian Open due to a positive coronavirus test.

However, he returned to ATP Tour-level action at the Open Sud de France in February, losing in the first round, while he made it to the second round of the Rotterdam Open at the beginning of March.

Next up is the Miami Open and the three-time Grand Slam winner is eyeing a deep run at the ATP Masters 1000 event, but he feels “it is possible” to win Wimbledon for a third time once he is back to his best.

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In an interview with Amazon Prime Video he said: “I know that I’m still capable of playing at the highest level.

“Before Australia, like in December I was chatting to my team about the Aussie Open. I was like: ‘I really feel like I can still go deep in that tournament’.

“I was starting to believe it, visualise it and stuff – which hadn’t been the case last year or anything.

“So, my expectation is to go and do well in these events. Winning it right now is probably a bit ambitious, but I do feel like I can compete with the top, top players in the world.

“Then hopefully in a few months time if I’m able to remain on the court and healthy, with more matches and stuff, it’ll start to happen more regularly.

“I want to be on the courts at Wimbledon and feeling like I have a chance of winning the event. I’m aware that that would be extremely tough, but I do genuinely believe it’s possible.

“I need weeks and months of training and practsising and matches and good health. But I do feel like it’s possible.

“I’m sure some people will think I’m delusional and that my best days are behind me and everything – which may be the case. But I still feel I can compete with the best players in the biggest tournaments.”

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