Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray feels he can still win Wimbledon as he has suggested that he would be retired if he didn’t believe that he could win again at The Championships. Murray, 35, is a two-time Wimbledon champion, having won the tournament in 2013 and 2016.
“I think that is part of the motivation to still be out there competing,” Murray told Bloomberg. “I know it’s going to be even harder to win Wimbledon than it was five, six years ago, but yeah I still believe and I am still working and training as hard as I can to try and achieve that goal.
I know, obviously, that’s going to be an unbelievably difficult thing to do, but I do still believe that I’ve got great tennis in me”.
Murray aims his first deep Grand Slam run in five years.
Andy Murray, who has been playing with a metal hip for several years now, hasn’t had any deep Grand Slam runs since reaching the Wimbledon quarterfinal in 2017.
The past five years haven’t been easy for Andy Murray result-wise but he hasn’t given up on his goal of making another great Grand Slam run. Murray feels grass is the surface where he has his best shot at making another great Grand Slam run and he has put a lot of emphasis on this year’s Wimbledon.
On Friday, Murray learned that James Duckworth would be his first round opponent at Wimbledon. Murray and Duckworth will be going head-to-head for the third time in their respective careers when they meet at Wimbledon. At the US Open in 2018, Murray clinched a four-set victory over Duckworth.
A few months later at the start of the 2019 season in Brisbane, Murray saw off Duckworth in straight sets. Murray has never lost to Duckworth and he is certainly the favorite going into their first round match at Wimbledon.