Tim Henman acknowledges it is probably unrealistic to think Andy Murray can win Wimbledon again but noted he is not ruling out the possibility of the Briton making the second week at The Championships and then going a bit further.
Murray, 36, is a two-time Wimbledon champion, having won the titles at The All England Club in 2013 and 2016. In 2017, Murray made the Wimbledon quarterfinal before suffering a defeat to Sam Querrey while hobbling and clearly being in pain and discomfort due to a hip injury.
Since then, Murray has had two major hip surgeries and he hasn’t been able to make the second week at a Grand Slam. “I think winning (Wimbledon) it is probably a step too far,” Henman told Express-Sport.
“But certainly when you reflect on how well he played in Australia and those matches he’s been able to come through, on grass there’s no doubt that he can get into the second week.
When you get into the second week, draws can open up. So I think that’s what I’m looking for, to try and see him get through the first week and then build that momentum into the second week and see if he can have another deep run in a Slam,” Henman added.
Apart from being a two-time Wimbledon champion, Murray is also a record five-time Queen’s champion. Murray is one of the most accomplished grass players from the current group of active players and Henman warns the former world No 1 can never be underestimated on the fastest tennis surface.
“His experience is invaluable. And grass is – there aren’t that many opportunities obviously because the grass-court season is so short so there’s not that much time for players to gain that experience so he definitely has that, he’s won Wimbledon twice and he’ll have unbelievable support there so that is a really exciting aspect to look forward to,” Henman noted.
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