Richard Krajicek gives thoughts on Andy Murray's game, future chances

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Richard Krajicek gives thoughts on Andy Murray's game, future chances

1996 Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek thinks Andy Murray still has something to offer to the game but admits he is not sure whether the Scot can reach the top-20 again. Krajicek, who now serves at the Rotterdam tournament director, awarded Murray a wildcard into this year's Rotterdam edition.

Murray beat Alexander Bublik in his opener at the tournament, before losing to eventual Rotterdam champion Auger-Aliassime in the round-of-16. “He is playing fantastic and working really hard,” Krajicek told Tennis365.

“I don’t know how good he is moving compared to how he used to move, but he looks to be in great shape. “Now this year he has got to the finals of Sydney and ask what he can achieve. Can he get back into the top 50, can he maybe go into the top 20? I think maybe it is possible, but I don’t know how it is for him after he makes a good result for his body to come back and have a recovery."

Krajicek on Murray's chances against the best

Krajicek admits it will be hard for Murray to do some damage at this stage of his career and given his medical record but thinks that Murray has nothing left to prove since he has already accomplished a lot in the toughest era in tennis.

“If he is rested well, he can beat most guys still. But if he wants to go to the top 20, he has to do that for 10 or 12 weeks of the year and I don’t know if his body can do that, but I take my hat off to him," Krajicek added.

“I think he is a great person and a great competitor on the court. What he has achieved in the toughest era in tennis is amazing. “He still finds the desire and he likes the challenge. The challenge before was winning Slams, he won three of them.

He won two Olympic goals, No 1 in the world. “Now his challenge is with this metal hip. What is the best he can be with a metal hip? I think he is going to surprise us”.