Andy Murray made his return to grass courts this week, after he competed at the Queen’s Club. The Briton defeated the Frenchman, Benoit Paire in straight sets in the first round, but was defeated by the top seed, Matteo Berrettini in the second round on Thursday.
Andy Murray has been one of the finest players on grass courts in the past decade, winning two Wimbledon titles. The Briton has also claimed five Queen’s Club titles, and will look to do well at the Championships this year.
Roger Federer also made his much awaited return on grass courts this season, and like Murray, was defeated in the second round of Halle Open 2021. However, Murray believes that Federer will return to his best once he starts figuring out things.
Andy Murray backs Roger Federer to come back stronger
Andy Murray suffered a hip injury in 2017, and he has never been the player he was before. Despite recovering from the injury, the Briton still struggles with his movement on court. Hence, he believes that Roger Federer’s return to form will be a slow process, given that he was out on the sidelines for almost over a year due to a knee injury.
“It’s not easy coming back and playing after such a long period out. It’s frustrating. But he will figure things out,” said Murray.
Roger Federer was defeated in the second round of Halle Open 2021, by the Canadian, Felix Auger Aliassime in three sets. The 39-year old won the first set, but was outplayed by the youngster in the next two sets.
Andy Murray was thoroughly outplayed by Matteo Berrettini in the second round of Queen’s Club. The Italian has continued his fine form from the clay court season, where he lifted the Serbia Open title, and reached the quarterfinals of French Open 2021.