Former British world quantity 4 Greg Rusedski stated that the present coronavirus lockdown is giving Andy Murray the much-needed rest but nonetheless it would be troublesome for him to problem the likes of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal within the Grand Slams.
Britain’s Andy Murray (Reuters Image)
- Murray underwent hip re-surfacing surgical procedure at first of 2019
- Murray has not performed aggressive match this yr due to bone bruising close to his surgical procedure
- It’s doable that he can get to quarter-finals of Grand Slams: Greg Rusedski
Murray underwent hip re-surfacing surgical procedure at first of 2019 and resumed taking part in doubles in June earlier than returning to singles motion in August.
He didn’t compete on the U.S. Open but gained the title in Antwerp in October — his first on the ATP Tour for 2 years.
Murray, 32, has not performed a aggressive match this yr due to bone bruising close to the location of his surgical procedure.
With tennis unlikely to return till at the very least late July due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Scot has loads of time to get himself 100 % match for when play resumes.
Yet Rusedski says it should be robust for twice Wimbledon champion Murray to regain his former place within the so-called large 4 of males’s tennis alongside Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
“The good news for him is that he’s had more of a rest at this point,” Rusedski advised Sky Sports on Sunday. “Hopefully his physique comes again, but to problem week in week out with Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, (Stefanos) Tsitsipas goes to be arduous.
“Can he win matches. Can he probably win a Tour occasion, sure he can accomplish that. But to win Slams, that is three out of 5 units, seven matches, that is a little bit bit troublesome. It’s doable he can get to a quarter-final, fourth spherical, but to go all the best way with the surgical procedures he is had, that is a giant ask.
“But I hope he proves me wrong, like he’s done on several occasions.”
Former world primary Murray is now ranked at 129. Next week he’ll swap his racked for a controller as he performs within the ‘digital’ Madrid Open, that includes 32 of the world’s greatest gamers together with Nadal and Dominic Thiem.