Tim Henman has upped Andy Murray’s Grand Slam dread ahead of Indian Wells.


Tim Henman has upped Andy Murray’s Grand Slam dread ahead of Indian Wells.

The former world number one hasn’t won a major since Wimbledon in 2016, and is set to compete in Indian Wells later this week.

Andy Murray, said to former British number one Tim Henman, will not win another grand slam.

The 34-year-old has won three major titles, including Wimbledon twice in 2013 and 2016, as well as his lone US Open victory in 2012.

Injury has plagued the two-time Olympic champion since 2017, and as a result, he has fallen down the standings.

Murray’s last championship came two years ago at an ATP 250 event in Antwerp, and Henman believes Murray’s grand slam window has closed as he gets older and deals with his long record of injuries.

“In my perspective, for him to win best of five set matches seven times in a fortnight with a metal hip is a step too far,” the four-time Wimbledon semi-finalist, 47, told talkSPORT.

“I say that knowing how much he enjoys proving people wrong, and I’d be thrilled if he could prove me wrong.”

Murray’s most recent major slam match was a thrilling five-set thriller loss to Stefanos Tsitsipas in the first round of the US Open in August.

However, the tennis analyst feels Muzza still has what it takes to win another Masters title, citing his strong showing at the Moselle Open last month, where he reached the quarterfinals.

He also gave Norway’s Casper Ruud, who had just broken into the top 10 for the first time, a strong challenge at the San Diego Open last week, losing 5-7, 4-6.

“Can he win on tour?” Henman added. Yes, I believe he is capable. When you look at how he’s been playing recently and since Queens, when he’s been back on the match court, I believe he’s shown a lot of development.

“He’s played some good players, including [Stefanos] Tsitsipas in New York, and [Hubert] Hurkacz twice, including in the semis of a tour tournament in France.

“His game is obviously improving, and if he can stay injury-free and avoid any other niggles or setbacks, I believe his game will continue to improve.”

Murray will return to the main draw at Indian Wells, where he was given a wildcard.

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