Leon Smith: Shorter Recovery Time Does Not Damage Andy Murray´s Chances- View: 1571 by Ammad Raja
Andy Murray pulled off yet another astounding victory as he managed to defeat Milos Raonic in a 5 set thriller to reach the Australian Open final for the fifth time. With the win, Murray ensured his place as the World No 2 and now the Scot has managed to win 18 five set matches out of 22.
The Scot will not have to go up against his rival Novak Djokovic in the final – the player he lost to in last year’s final and has only beaten once since the Wimbledon triumph of 2013. Playing his semi-final a day after Djokovic and then the match taking 5 sets gives the World No 2 lesser amount of time to recover but however, according to Great Britain’s Davis Cup captain, Leon Smith, that does not damage the Scot’s chances against the Serbian.
“That is why he trains so hard,” Smith said. “He has got so much experience of having to come through semis and play finals in slams.That is what he does. That is what he has been doing for the last decade.” “He has certainly got the physical capabilities to come out on Sunday and fight for everything.” It has turned out to be an historic Open for the Murray family as both Andy and Jamie Murray have managed to reach the Grand Slam final.
An achievement they both will be proud of. Also Read: Murray Brothers reach a Slam Final in the same tournament!