Andy Murray news: Tim Henman backs three-time Grand Slam winner for a deep run at Wimbledon
Tim Henman has insisted Andy Murray still has a lot to offer following multiple injuries over the past few years, and he has tipped the Scot to rise at Wimbledon this year.
The former British No 1 believes the 34-year-old Murray has still much potential, he insists he is starting to build consistent in his game time.
The three-time Grand Slam winner made his return at the Australian Open after a three-year absence and after a five-set win in the first round, he was defeated by Japanese qualifier Taro Daniel.
Henman said he expects Murray to transform back to his normal form in 2022.
“I think he’s still making big strides in his game. With the hip surgery that he’s had, the amount of tennis that he’s missed over the last three and a half to four years has been massive,” Henman told Eurosport.
“Now he’s starting to build consistently, he might not always be having the results that he wishes and then the expectations that he’s got. But for me, the important element is that he’s not having interruptions to his training, to his tournament schedule.
Henman added: “This is a long year and to have already been in a final [the Sydney Classic], he’s played plenty of tennis, he’s got matches under his belt, I’m sure he can bounce back from this pretty rapidly.
“I think when you reflect on some of his matches, last year in the Slams, he won a couple of amazing matches at Wimbledon, had an incredible match against [Stefanos] Tsitsipas at the US Open. I think his game has developed a lot more, I think his fitness is better, I think his movement is sharper.
“Where is it most likely to happen? I think the reality is probably Wimbledon. I think grass is a surface that he’s very comfortable on.
“He has the experience of playing great tennis [there], having won there twice and also the support of the crowd so I think if he’s going to have a good run in a Grand Slam in 2022, it’ll probably be at Wimbledon.”
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