Andy Murray hopes Novak Djokovic can take his ‘eye off the ball’ heading into Wimbledon

Murray also heaped praise on the Serb, claiming that he makes things look easier than they usually are.


Andy Murray hopes Novak Djokovic can take his ‘eye off the ball’ heading into Wimbledon

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic (Image credit: AFP)

Novak Djokovic scripted history, as he became the first male tennis player to win his 23rd Grand Slam title. The Serbian claimed the French Open title, defeating Casper Ruud in straight sets in the final. Now, he has set his sights on the Calendar Slam, with Wimbledon on his radar next up.

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Djokovic’s former fierce rival, Andy Murray spoke highly of the World No. 1. The Briton applauded the Serbian for his sensational victory, and believes that he has the ability to make things look easier than they really are. Murray joked that Novak Djokovic should take his eye off the ball heading into the 2023 Wimbledon.

I’m not saying he makes it look easy but he makes it look a lot more easy than it should,” said Murray to Eurosport. Andy Murray has been crowned as the Wimbledon Champion on two occasions, whereas, the Serb has claimed the title on seven occasions. The Briton hopes that the 36-year-old loses his motivation to do well at the Championships next month.

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Andy Murray hopes Novak Djokovic becomes complacent

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Andy Murray believes that Novak Djokovic’s first French Open title in 2016 made him a bit complacent. He had defeated Andy Murray in the finals to complete his Calendar Slam but was defeated in just the third round at Wimbledon that year.

I am happy for him, he deserves it. When he beat me in the final of the (2016) French Open he lost motivation so maybe he can take his eye off the ball for the next few weeks heading into Wimbledon! But congratulations to him – it’s an incredible achievement,” he added.

Andy Murray has started off his grasscourt season on a positive note, claiming the Surbiton Open title. He defeated Jurij Rodionov in the finals in straight sets to claim his second title of the season. Murray got the better of some quality players at the Surbtion Open, which includes a straight sets victory over Jordan Thompson in the semifinals. The three-time Grand Slam champion moves to the Nottingham Challenger this week, as he has already managed to cruise into the second round. He will face Frenchman Hugo Grenier in the last 16 clash on Wednesday.

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