Andy Murray can emerge from the suspension linked to the Coronavirus with a not indifferent advantage over his illustrious rivals. This is the opinion of the great Boris Becker, convinced that the former No. 1 in the world will be able to make the most of this break to recover from his hip injury.
“I think Murray will benefit because he isn’t fully fit yet after his hip surgery and the long break is actually good for his recovery, so he’s not losing ground" - the German said in a recent interview to Laureus.com.
“Maybe 2021 will see the breakthrough of the young guns because they will be a year more experienced, and the older players are another year older. I would like to see Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic still at their best, and being beaten.
I don’t want the young generation to take over when the top three won’t play any more or are actually too old. I want to see a final between a 22-year-old and a 33-year-old. That would be the best thing in tennis.
I think it’s for the younger generation to step up" - he added. Murray is a three-time Grand Slam tournament winner, two-time Olympic champion, Davis Cup champion, winner of the 2016 ATP World Tour Finals, and former world No.
1. He defeated Novak Djokovic in the 2012 US Open final, becoming the first British player since 1977, and the first British man since 1936, to win a Grand Slam singles tournament. Murray is also the first British man to win multiple Wimbledon singles titles since Fred Perry in 1936, winning the tournament in 2013 and 2016.