Andy Murray Calls Himself ‘Overrated’ After Being Put in the Same List as Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic

Published 06/04/2021, 10:29 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 21: (L-R) Andy Murray of Great Britain, Novak Djokovic of Siberia, Roger Federer of Switzerland and Rafael Nadal of Spain attend a ceremony for Carlos Moya’s retirement during the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena on November 21, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)


..Former world No.1 Andy Murray, in a recent interaction on Twitter, called himself an overrated player. The British international was due to play in the French Open but pulled out from the tournament because of some difficulties he faced when playing at the Italian Open. Tennis fans were wretched to hear about the news as most of them longed to see a fully fit Andy Murray back on the clay court.

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The British legend has won two Olympic gold medals and three grand slams throughout his career. Andy also stayed for 41 weeks as the world No.1 in the ATP ranking in 2016. Murray is also a National hero in Britain. He was knighted in the 2017 new year honors for his service in tennis and charity.

Andy Murray calling himself overrated

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With all his accolades and honors, Andy Murray is now struggling to get playing time because of a string of injuries. On many occasions, The Former Wimbledon champion has stated that his hopes to recover from his never-ending list of injuries are slumping day by day. Andy, however, was determined to play this year’s French Open, and for match fitness, he appeared in the Italian Open, playing in the doubles division.

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But fate was against him, as Murray couldn’t be fit for the French Open. As the French Open is going on, The Twitter handle of LTA Tennis recently published an exceptional fact about Murray. One (Andy Murray) of only 10 men Since the open era, has reached the final of all four grand slams. Andy, who saw the tweet, replied by saying that he is an “Overrated player.”

Tennis – Australian Open – First Round – Melbourne Arena, Melbourne, Australia, January 14, 2019. Britain’s Andy Murray reacts during the match against Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson – UP1EF1E0M8MLI

Andy Murray was certainly harsh of himself by calling him an overrated player. However, the number of trophies, matches that he won, and the public’s general view has a different story to tell. Even though Murray has not been at his best for the past few years, nothing can take away the legendary career that he has built.

What’s next for Murray?

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Andy Murray featured in the Italian open 2021 in the double’s mix and his partner Liam Broady. The pair was successful till the round of 32 but eventually got knocked out in the last 16. Andy has also had a practice session with the current world No.1 Novak Djokovic as the pair spent some time on the court in the Italian Open.

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – May 13, 2021. Britain’s Andy Murray and Liam Broady during their second round doubles match against Germany’s Kevin Krawietz and Romania’s Horia Tecau REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Murray has set his sights on the Wimbledon Championship 2021 to make a return to the grass court. The championship will start on June 28th. The British international will try to regain its best form in the meantime. The Wimbledon Open will be an opportunity for Murray to win his fourth grand slam. 

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