Former British No. 1 Tim Henman says Andy Murray could definitely do well at Wimbledon this year as he believes grass is the surface where the three-time Grand Slam has his best chance of achieving another good result.
Murray, a two-time Wimbledon champion, hasn’t had a deep Grand Slam run since reaching the quarterfinal at The All England Club in 2017.
“His level of play has got better and better and a run deep into the second week is realistic now,” Hemman told Tennis365. “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. To see him now in Tour finals in Sydney and Stuttgart is incredibly impressive. 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, very good hard and clay court players. On grass, it is still a little bit more specialised so he can go deep at Wimbledon.”
Murray aims a deep Wimbledon run
At the start of the year, Murray said for him the big focus will be on the grass season.
Murray, 35, feels grass is the surface where he has his best chance of achieving another great result and that’s why he has put so much focus on Wimbledon.
Murray kicked off his grass season at the Surbiton Challenger, where he reached the semifinal.
In the following game, Murray made the Stuttgart final, which he lost to Matteo Berrettini after sustaining an abdominal strain.
Murray pulled out of Queen’s but he should be ready to compete at Wimbledon.