Andy Murray ‘needs to find his mojo’ as he ‘has a lot of good tennis in him’

Jamie Murray and Andy Murray laughing
Jamie Murray and Andy Murray share a joke on court

Three-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray will be back at Wimbledon next year and still has plenty of “good tennis in him”, according to his brother Jamie.

Murray, a two-time winner in SW19, was beaten in five sets in the second round at this year’s Championships by fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas.

At 36 years old, his chances of going deep into Grand Slams again are dwindling and he admitted after the defeat that he is not too sure what the future holds.

“I don’t know,” the former world No 1 said when asked about returning to SW19 in 2024. “Motivation is obviously a big thing. Continuing to have early losses in tournaments like this don’t necessarily help with that. Yeah, it’s similar to I guess last year.

“I had a long think about things, spoke to my family and decided to keep on going. I don’t plan to stop right now. But, yeah, this one will take a while to get over.”

But doubles star Jamie Murray still believes his sibling can operate at the top level.

“Will he be back? I hope so,” he said. “Look, I think he still has a lot of good tennis in him. I think he needs to find his mojo and get out there and play some ball.

“I still think he has the level to do a lot of good stuff on the tennis court. I think he had an amazing opportunity this tournament to really go far in a Grand Slam with players dropping out all over the place.

“I mean the draw really opened up for him. It felt like that. But Tsitsipas played a really good match. I am sure he is disappointed.

“I still think he can do a lot of good stuff. I always expect him to perform well and win matches because I know the level he can produce.

“He needs to find a way to do that. I don’t know what his ranking is now, it is inside 40, but for him to be getting excited he needs to be feeling like he is getting into the top 20 and feel like he is competing at these big events.”

Despite his Wimbledon disappointment, Murray is sitting at No 41 in the Live Rankings and has a realistic chance of being seeded for the US Open as he doesn’t have too may points to defend ahead of the final Grand Slam of the year.

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