“He can go deep,” Tim Henman makes huge claims about Andy Murray ahead of Wimbledon 2022

Tim Henman speaks about Andy Murray's prospects of going deep at Wimbledon 2022.

Andy Murray
Andy Murray

Andy Murray has had his share of bad luck in the last few years. He had to deal with multiple injuries, but finally, he is getting back on track. The grass season has been amazing for him so far. He stated it with a semifinal outing at the Surbiton Trophy and then reached the final of the Stuttgart Open, where he defeated the likes of Stefanos Tsitsipas and Nick Kyrgios en route to his runner-up finish.

But unfortunately, he had to pull out from the Queen’s Club Championships because of a minor injury that he developed in the Stuttgart Open final. Murray had previously said that his recovery was going well and he should be ready in time for Wimbledon. Many believe that Murray could be a dark horse at Wimbledon with his experience and newfound form on grass.

Tennis expert Tim Henman believes that Murray’s game has only gotten better and hence he now has a realistic chance of going deep into the second week. “His level of play has got better and better and a run deep into the second week is realistic now,” Henman told Tennis365. “I think the way that he has really started to move has been incredible to watch.”

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‘His resilience physically and mentally is incredible’: Tim Henman on Andy Murray

Andy Murray
Andy Murray

Henman then lauded Murray’s mental strength. He recalled that Murray, who was the defending champion at Wimbledon 2017, had to limp out of the tournament, and looking back, he has shown immense grit to be where he is right now.

“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,” Heman said.

He then said that Murray’s only chance to win big is on grass as he is kind of a specialist himself and there are not many players who thrive on the surface, unlike hard courts and clay courts.

“On grass, no doubt. 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 specialized so he can go deep at Wimbledon,” he said.

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