“He Is Still a World-Class Player”- Boris Becker Lauds Andy Murray Ahead of US Open 2020


Andy Murray

The whole tennis world was surprised by Andy Murray’s recent return on the ATP tour. Tennis legends often shower praise on Briton for his amazing comeback from a hip injury and playing with metal parts. However, German tennis great Boris Becker admitted Murray is still a world-class player. 

33-years-old Murray made his comeback to ATP tour at the Western and Southern Open 2020 last week. He also qualified until the third round of the event after defeating the top ten players Alexander Zverev. Unfortunately, Murray lost to Canadian Milo Raonic in the straight sets at the round of 16.

However, six times Grand Slam Champion Becker did say in a Eurosport interview, “I think there is a sigh of relief that he’s physically fit and playing good tennis.” 

Andy Murray

Additionally, He added about Murray’s participation in the US Open 2020, “Obviously, New York, best of five sets is harder, but there are days off in between matches. First and foremost he is as fit as he is going to be coming into a Grand Slam and I think that’s good news.”

Notably, the US Open 2020 will begin on 31st August in Flushing Medows, New York.

“This Moment We Have to Be Patient with Andy”- Boris Becker 

It is not easy for a professional tennis player to return to the international tennis circuit after several surgeries and play with metal body parts. But, Murray did these things last week at the Western and Southern Open 2020.   

Former world number one Boris Becker also mentioned, “I think at this moment we have to be patient with Andy and go match by match. When he is fit and healthy he is still a world-class player, but he has to prove it.”

Boris Becker

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“He has to take each match as it comes – so do we. I don’t think there are any expectations. It is mainly to finish a match healthy, maybe win it, and then start the next match healthy.”, the three-times Wimbledon champion concluded.


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