British tennis legend credits Andy Murray for British players' success at Wimbledon

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British tennis legend credits Andy Murray for British players' success at Wimbledon

Former British tennis player John Lloyd credits Andy Murray for the success British tennis players have been enjoying at Wimbledon this year. Murray, a three-time Grand Slam champion, is often practicing with fellow British tennis players and he is always ready to give advice and tips to his fellow compatriots.

Katie Boulter, Heather Watson and Liam Broady are all enjoying good runs and are still alive in the tournament. . Boulter and Broady have been through to the Wimbledon third round for the first time, while Watson has reached the last-16 at The Championships for the first time in her career.

“I think the Andy Murray factor has been a trickle down effect,” Lloyd told Tennis365. “His presence has helped the other players. When you have got a superstar who has been there, done it and won. He trains with them, chats with them and that helps the professionalism of the young players.

Now they have got someone to look up to and see that he is a Brit. They see what he did and they realise that’s the work ethic you need to get there. The players seem to be together. They played in this Battle of the Brits event during lockdown and they seem to have bonded on the back of that.

You see a real spirit among them now and it’s driving them on. One wins and the other one wants to follow. Long may this continue”.

British players doing well but Murray lost early

Murray, a two-time Wimbledon champion, was hoping to put on a strong run at The All England Club and make his first big Grand Slam result in years.

Murray reached the Stuttgart final at the start of the grass season but also sustained an abdominal strain in the final versus Matteo Berrettini. Still, Murray recovered in time for Wimbledon was hoping for a great run.

After beating James Duckworth in the first round, Murray fell short to John Isner in four sets in his following match. Murray didn't hide his disappointment after the loss but suggested his confidence wasn't shaken.