'Murray could have stolen titles from Roger Federer, Nadal, Djokovic', says top coach

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'Murray could have stolen titles from Roger Federer, Nadal, Djokovic', says top coach

Andy Murray reached his peak in 2016, when he became the new World number 1 to crown a spectacular season. That effort probably cost him the rest of his career, given that in the following three years the Briton had to deal with a serious hip injury that forced him to undergo two surgeries (in 2018 and 2019).

The three-time Grand Slam champion, who has not yet played official tournaments this year, has shown himself in the 'Battle of the Brits' during the break, but is looking forward to returning to compete against the best in the most important stages.

Jamie Delgado, the Scotsman's manager since 2016, revealed that Andy is stepping up his preparation ahead of the resumption of the season in the United States. Murray, 33, recently competed in the Battle of the Brits and Delgado says the desire to duel it out with Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer still burns as brightly as ever ahead of Flushing Meadows at the end of the month.

Delgado on Andy Murray

“It’s been frustrating – it’s lingered for a while but at the end of the day he wants to be out there competing against the best players in the world (Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic) and doing what he loves,” the 43-year-old said.

“Andy Murray is still motivated, of course he is – he’s super determined, absolutely, and that’s the goal, no doubt, to get back competing against the best players again. And his team feel exactly the same way – that’s what we’re working hard towards, and he works so hard with all his gym work and rehab work that he does.

At the end of last year he finished off the year really well by winning in Antwerp, so that was great, and then this year – for different reasons – we haven’t been able to get the tournaments in. Hopefully we can get back out there, and we’re just looking forward to just getting out there and competing" - he added.

“He was obviously No.1 in the world at the time, so do I think he would have won more since he’s been injured? Yes, but obviously we don’t know for sure, do we? So he would have been in the running for them [Grand Slams], for sure.

He’s been working really hard and trying to get himself as ready as possible for the competition" - Jamie Delgado concluded.