Paul Annacone reveals Andy Murray's biggest challenge

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Paul Annacone reveals Andy Murray's biggest challenge
Paul Annacone reveals Andy Murray's biggest challenge (Provided by Tennis World USA)

Coach Paul Annacone acknowledged that we wll know Andy Murray is capable of playing great but the question is whether he can play great tennis throughout a whole tournament. Murray, 34, suffered a major hip injury in 2017 and since then he has had two major hip surgeries and he hasn't been the same player.

Murray has had flashes several times over the last few years but the truth is that he is past his prime and that he is not a contender anymore for the biggest titles. In January, Murray made his first ATP final since 2019.

Unfortunately for Murray, he didn't win it all as he ended runner-up to Aslan Karatsev in the Sydney final. "The biggest challenge for Andy Murray is that we all know he can play great but can he stay great? Can he keep going like that throughout a tournament, particularly in a Major over seven matches?...

All that he should do is take one day at a time to what he is doing," Annacone said on Tennis Channel, per Sportskeeda.

Prakash Amritraj on Murray

Former Indian tennis player Amritraj respects Murray for the effort he has been putting up over the last few years to get back to the top.

Murray could have easily walked away from the game but he decided to continue his career and fight. "That [determination] is probably the thing that makes you love him the most, how much he cares, how much he's always shown you that he cares.

But listen, I am secretly hoping, maybe see some big things from him this year. Look, he's just climbed back into the top-100, into the nineties right now. He's looking physically really strong," Amritraj said. "The man has had some construction done over. So, if he's looking physically fit, it bodes well for the rest of the year."

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