Former Wimbledon Semi-finalist and Brit No.1 Tim Henman is very impressed with Andy Murray’s progress since returning to singles action. Henman thinks that though Murray can get back to winning ATP Tour titles again, but says winning Grand Slams trophies will be “very, very hard” for the former World No 1.
Returning to the Zhuhai Championships and winning his first singles match in almost 9 months, Murray lost to Alex de Minaur in Round 2 and spoke about his game level. “I am not playing top-20, top-30 tennis right now, I maybe am playing only top-70, top-60 level,” Murray said.
Murray has been very vocal about his targets, saying that he wants to reach a level where he can compete with the likes of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal Novak Djokovic. Henman thinks though he might reach a particular level, winning Grand Slams will be very hard.
“It’s amazing to see the progress that he’s made. He’s got a good schedule now (for the rest of 2019) and this is when you’d like to see him play 12 or 15 matches so we can see where he’s at physically with his speed and strength and endurance,” he told tennishead.net.
“To get back winning Grand Slams I think is going to be very, very hard. Looking at where the game is and he’s not getting any younger – I think he can and will win Tour events – winning Grand Slams will be very, very hard”.