Andy Murray gives his verdict on Jack Draper's potential



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Andy Murray gives his verdict on Jack Draper's potential

Andy Murray has tipped Jack Draper to have a bright career as he believes the 20-year-old Briton "does not have huge weaknesses" in his game. Draper, who is enjoying a career-high ranking of No. 55 in the world, started the 2022 season by winning four Challenges titles.

Now, Draper is a regular participant of main level events. This summer, Draper reached his first ATP semifinal in Eastbourne before making his first Masters semifinal in Montreal. “He’s always had lots of potential,” Murray told the ATP Tour website.

“A lot of ability”.

Murray on Draper's Montreal run

In Montreal, Draper reached the quarterfinal as a qualifier before suffering a 7-6 (4) 6-1 loss to eventual champion Pablo Carreno Busta. The highlight of Draper's Montreal run was a shock 7-5 7-6 (4) victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas in the second round.

“[He] got the opportunity against Tsitsipas and played a good match. I thought the match with Carreno Busta as well the level of tennis was very high. I think he enjoys those moments and it’s always a little bit easier in some ways when you’re younger because it’s fresh, a new experience and not as much pressure on you.

But just looking at his game, when he plays well [you see] how he matches up against the best players. I think there are some really good, positive signs for the future," Murray added. Draper is just 20 and definitely has a room for improvement.

But Murray likes what he is seeing in Draper's game so far. “He doesn’t have huge weaknesses in his game. For a lot of guys his size that are lefties that I’ve played against in the past, maybe [they] don’t return that well.

But he is a good returner for a big guy,” Murray explained. “The two most important fundamental shots in the game he does well. He serves well, returns well."