“Clearly Made Progress”: Tim Henman Feels Andy Murray Has Many More Years to Go on Tour

Published 08/29/2021, 11:03 PM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Men’s Doubles – Round 2 – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – July 27, 2021. Andy Murray reacts during his Men’s Doubles second round match REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw


After 2018, the chances of Andy Murray playing professional tennis on the tour till now looked very slim. But, the Scot has a history of defying the odds and is doing so again with his career’s surprising longevity.

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After suffering from a hip injury, Andy had announced his retirement. However, his love for the game and his will to play made him fight back for his spot to the top. Former British no. 1 Tim Henman has backed Andy Murray to make a comeback, seeing his strength and willpower. 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 01: Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates winning during his Men’s Singles first round match against Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan on Day Two of the 2020 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 1, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Henman offered some kind words for the two-time Wimbledon champion in a conversation with Tennis365, “After the four years he has had with all the injuries, you have to admire his dedication and determination to keep putting in the work required to play at the top level. If you had a graph of Murray’s tennis over the last few months, the Murray of today beats the player who played in the first round at Queen’s back in June quite easily. He has clearly made progress.”

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Is Andy Murray back to his best?

Andy has returned to the tour and is giving it his 100%. He has been making progress with every tournament he plays. Slowly and gradually but he is progressing towards a better version of himself.

“You can see that the little tournament play he has had and staying relatively injury-free gives him a chance to make progress and compete. So he should play for as long as he wants. There is plenty of time to retire, so he doesn’t need to listen to people telling him to retire. He has earned the right to decide when that decision comes,” added Henman.

It’s certainly a treat to be able to watch Murray still competing at the highest level. Next up for him though, is a stern test as he faces Stefanos Tsitsipas in the first round of the US Open.

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