Andre Agassi: Andy Murray would have had three times the career in my era
Andre Agassi has hailed Andy Murray, adding that the Briton’s achievements are even more remarkable for the ear in which they were won.
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic have won a staggering 52 Grand Slams between them, with the vast majority coming during Murray’s career.
However, Agassi believes that only adds to Murray’s legacy.
“He was the person that broke into the Federer-Nadal-Djokovic trio in their prime,” said Agassi, as quoted by Sky Sports.
“He showed that he can play every bit up on their level.
“It is a rough generation to win a lot of Grand Slams.
“If Andy was in my generation he would have had probably three times the career.
“Those guys haven’t left much for others but Andy went in there and took it. I only have respect for him.
“He did, in some cases, against the biggest odds. He is a fighter at heart – you can see it out here, even in pain he is going to fight to the end.
“That is what you want to see. It is never fun to see him suffer on a tennis court, either emotionally or physically, but he never stopped fighting. That is the thing you have to respect.”
More from Tennis365:
EXCLUSIVE: In conversation with the coach leading the LTA’s flourishing wheelchair tennis programme
We talk to LTA Technical Performance Coach Rob Cross
Novak Djokovic refuses French Open favourite tag: ‘If it’s Roland Garros, you bet on Rafael Nadal’
It’s still Rafa’s house, says Djokovic.
Dominic Thiem says ‘the pressure has now gone’ as he targets another Grand Slam crown
Austrian looking to ride momentum in Paris.
Novak Djokovic admits US Open ejection was tough mentally: ‘I experienced ups and downs’
World number one discusses Flushing Meadows fallout.
Benoit Paire allowed to play in Hamburg despite positive Covid-19 test
Rules in Germany meant Paire was deemed no longer to be infectious.
‘Simona Halep is going to be tough to beat at Roland Garros,’ admits Karolina Pliskova
Will conditions help Romanian?
Roger Federer ‘will need to rely on Dominic Thiem to keep his records,’ says French Open winner
Is Austrian Federer’s ‘best ally’?
‘They let me play despite positive coronavirus test,’ says Benoit Paire as he demands Roland Garros clarity
Frenchman confused by rules.