“Incredibly Courageous” – Serena Williams’ Coach Confident Andy Murray Can Return to His Winning Ways

Published 05/22/2021, 5:51 AM EDT
Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts during the Mens Singles Final against John Isner of the United States on day seven of the BNP Paribas Masters at Palais Omnisports de Bercy on in Paris, France. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)


The French Open 2021 will kick-off soon and fans will get to witness some really amazing tennis at the tournament. Even though almost all the big players are playing in Paris, there are few who will miss the action; the list includes the likes of Simona Halep and Andy Murray.

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Former World No.1 Andy Murray hasn’t been in great form ever since his return to tennis. He hasn’t played a single match in the singles category on clay this season and in such a situation, there are doubts whether he’ll be able to regain his momentum back. Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou feels that Murray can turn the tables around and can return back to his winning days once again.

“I think he can and I think he wants to. I think he’s an incredible champion, but I also think that his body is really tough on him,” said Mouratoglou in a recent interview.

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Andy Murray smiles on the court following his walkover in the semi-final match against Milos Raonic of Canada. Day six of the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris, France. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Mouratoglou reflected that in order to do so, he needs to be a little more consistent. He stated that the 34-year-old needs to keep himself fit because he won’t be able to improve if he takes too many breaks and misses matches frequently.

“If he continues to stop and start all the time, it’s very difficult because he makes progress and his fitness starts to be at a level. He needs competition. He starts, but then ‘boom’, he stops again and then he restarts almost from scratch because when you do nothing for a few weeks you lose all the benefit of what you’ve done,” added the French coach.

“He’s incredibly courageous” – Patrick Mouratoglou on Andy Murray

Mouratoglou highlighted that Murray is a very brave guy as he is still standing and facing opponents on the courts despite suffering so many setbacks in the recent past. He firmly believes that the British player loves the sport and will soon regain his lost form.

GHENT, BELGIUM: Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates defeating David Goffin of Belgium to win the Davis Cup. Day three of the Davis Cup Final at Flanders Expo in Ghent, Belgium. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

“I think he’s incredibly courageous to be honest because he’s had a lot of setbacks with his body and he’s still here. He shows how much courage he has, which we knew already, but also how much he loves the game,” concluded the 50-year-old.

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Right now, Andy Murray is definitely targeting the Wimbledon Championships 2021 – a major he has won twice in his career. He has skipped the clay-court season this year and but will hope to return on the court soon.

Will Murray be able to fight back and win his fourth Grand Slam title at his home this year?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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