Alex Corretja: 'Andy Murray should set target on Wimbledon or Olympics'


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Alex Corretja: 'Andy Murray should set target on Wimbledon or Olympics'

Back in October, Andy Murray was the luckiest player in the world when he conquered the title in Antwerp, holding an ATP trophy after all the setbacks in the last couple of years. Hoping for another good run, Andy went to Madrid for the Davis Cup Finals, struggling against Tallon Griekspoor and withdrawing from the rest of the event with a pelvic injury.

As it turned out, the three-time Major champion had to skip the offseason preparations in Miami and withdraw from the ATP Cup and the Australian Open, unable to recover in time to hit the court again in January. Murray's former coach Alex Corretja thinks Andy should focus on Wimbledon or the Olympics, trying to get back into the right shape at Indian Wells, Miami and clay and return to his best by the grass season.

Experiencing injuries after staying away from the court for a long time is never easy but Alex thinks Andy is capable of making another push and fight for the big titles again if he stays healthy. "Murray has to build the season around one big goal, Wimbledon or the Olympic Games," Corretja told Reuters.

"Still, it is impossible to embrace it while thinking about a couple of wins here and there; you have to be ready. In my opinion, five or six months should be enough for Andy to shape up his form, just in time for Wimbledon.

If he's healthy, he will have a chance to play at the highest level again but that will not be easy following the most recent injury, already giving his 100% for the last ten or 15 years on the Tour. Sometimes, following long breaks and with no matches in your legs, other injuries are waiting just around the corner to plague your game.

Still, Andy is in the group of exceptional players together with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic and should be able to get back at his best, having to compete in the best-of-five clashes over two weeks. Andy needs a good run at Indian Wells, Miami and clay to build up his game and get in the best possible shape ahead of Wimbledon where he could bring his A-game again."