Andy Murray’s fellow former British No 1s Greg Rusedski and Tim Henman have cast doubt on how far the 34-year-old can go in his comeback from hip resurfacing surgery.
Greg Rusedski has dampened Andy Murray’s comeback dreams in a damning verdict on his future. The former British No 1 has agreed with Tim Henman, as the pair believe the three-time Grand Slam champion will not be able to recreate his previous successes. Meanwhile, the former world No 1 continued to prove the naysayers wrong as he beat world No 38 Carlos Alcaraz in Indian Wells on Sunday (October 10).
Murray is competing in Indian Wells for the first time since 2017, as he continues his stop-start comeback from the hip resurfacing surgery he underwent at the beginning of 2019.
The former world No 1 has been able to string together some impressive performances this year, beating 24th seed Nikoloz Basilashvili at Wimbledon en route to the third round, and gave third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas a very tough test in a tight five-set battle at the US Open, and secured a three-set comeback win over world No 38 Alcaraz in the Indian Wells second-round.
Having recently made his first quarter-final since winning the European Open in Antwerp almost two years ago, the Brit is now looking to get more wins under his belt in the Californian desert.
Now ranked down at world No 121, Murray has high expectations of himself and previously said he wasn’t bothered about trying to return to the world’s top 100, saying he didn’t “understand” why it was seen as such a significant milestone.
However, two former British No 1s have rained on Murray’s comeback parade, giving a brutal verdict on his tennis future.
Greg Rusedski, a former world No 4 and Grand Slam finalist, admitted he couldn’t see the 34-year-old winning more titles after he stunned the tennis world by winning an ATP 250 in Antwerp two years ago, just months after undergoing a hip resurfacing surgery.
Speaking on Amazon Prime, he commented on Murray’s lofty goals of returning to the world’s top 20 or 30, and getting more titles under his belt.
“As far as I’m concerned at the moment, I don’t see that happening to be quite frank with you, and quite honest,” Rusedski admitted.
“I think, can the body play five matches and. “Brinkwire Summary News”.