‘More Specialised’ – Tennis Veteran Predicts a Deep Run for Andy Murray at The Wimbledon Championship 2022

Published 06/22/2022, 10:50 AM EDT
Mar 11, 2022; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Andy Murray (GBR) celebrates after defeating Taro Daniel (JPN) for his 700th career match win at the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Andy Murray, the former World No.1, is all set to storm the Grand Salm of grass. The two-time Wimbledon champion is riding high on fans’ hope for this season. As he seems to have successfully polished his skills for the grass.

However, fans aren’t the only ones who think that the Brit imposes a potential threat on players aiming for the trophy. After watching him in the entire hard court season, Tim Henman, the British tennis veteran, is also expecting a Murray to showcase great tennis in London.

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Henman is optimistic about Murray’s performance

Henman, while speaking to Tennis365 at a Play Your Way To Wimbledon event, spoke about how Murray is the dark horse in the coming Grand Slam. As Murray appeared in the finals at Sydney and Stuttgart, he said, “His level of play has got better and better and a run deep into the second week is realistic now.

“I think the way that he has really started to move has been incredible to watch. His resilience physically and mentally is incredible. It was 2017 that he was No 1 and defending champion and then he limped out of the tournament. Then he had four years of just enormous challenges trying to get back on the tour.” He added.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 18, 2022. Britain’s Andy Murray in action during his first-round match against Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili. REUTERS/James Gourley

Murray struggled with injuries during the 2017 Wimbledon and walked out of the tournament after facing a defeat against the American tennis ace Sam Querrey in a fierce five-set long quarterfinals battle. Thereafter, he underwent two hip surgeries and the time off the court cost the Brit his peak form.

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Further, Henman explained why Murray has a better chance of winning Wimbledon. The former Wimbledon semifinalist said, “On grass, no doubt (he has a chance to put a good run together). The other surfaces are harder for him, as there are so many very good hard and clay court players. On grass, it is still a little bit more specialized so he can go deep at Wimbledon.”

Andy Murray on grass up till now

Although the three-time Grand Slam champion struggled on hard courts. He has proven his prowess in events of grass swing this year. Murray started his journey with the Surbiton Trophy. After having a run till the semifinals in the ATP 250 event, he stepped on the grass courts of the Stuttgart Open.

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At Stuttgart, he defeated high-caliber players such as the World No.6 Stefanos Tsitsipas and the Australian Nick Kyrgios in straight sets. But the Italian Matteo Berrettini slipped the trophy out of his hands in the sets of 6-4, 7-5, 6-3.

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Mahima Verma

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Mahima Verma is a Tennis writer for EssentiallySports. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Hotel Management from IHM Mumbai. A sports enthusiast, particularly Tennis since her childhood, Mahima believes that she is fortunate enough to witness the legends like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Serena Williams play.

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