Tim Henman: Winning another Grand Slam with metal hip is step too far for Andy Murray

Former British No. 1 Tim Henman doesn’t believe that former world No. 1 Andy Murray will ever again win a Grand Slam. 

Murray, 34, has had two major hip surgeries since 2017. 

Murray is a three-time Grand Slam champion, having won the US Open in 2012 and Wimbledon titles in 2013 and 2016. 

Murray is past his prime and he hasn’t had any notable results at the Grand Slams since 2017. 

“In my opinion, for him to win best of five set matches, seven times, over a fortnight with a metal hip is a step too far,” Henman told talkSPORT.

“I say that also knowing that he loves to prove people wrong and I’d be delighted if he proved me wrong.”

Henman believes Murray could still win ATP 250 titles

“Can he win on tour? Yeah I think he can,” Henman added. “You look at the way he has played recently and you look at the way he’s played since Queen’s when he’s been back on the match court, I think he’s shown a lot of improvement.

“He’s played some quality players – [Stefanos] Tsitsipas in New York was an example, he’s played [Hubert] Hurkacz twice, including in the semis in France in a tour event.

“His game is definitely trending in the right direction and if he can stay injury free without any other niggles or setbacks, I think his game is going to get better and better.”

Murray, now ranked at No. 121 in the world, hasn’t been ranked inside the top-100 for a while. 

Recently, Murray underlined his goal is to return to the top-10. 

“My goal is not to get back into the top 100. I want to get back into the top 10. In general, I don’t really understand the importance given to this top 100 milestone,” Murray said over a week ago in Metz.