Opponents Will 'Look to Avoid' Murray at Wimbledon According to Henman

Opponents Will 'Look to Avoid' Murray at Wimbledon According to Henman

by Alex Waite

Andy Murray has been backed by former British number one Tim Henman to cause a few upsets at the 2023 Wimbledon.

Murray has made a successful start to the grass court season so far and he backed up a Surbiton Open win with another Challenger-level victory at the Nottingham Open on Sunday after he defeated Arthur Cazaux in straight sets. The victory in Nottingham also extended the 36-year-old's winning streak to ten matches.

The three-time Grand Slam champion is planning to keep the momentum going as he faces Alex de Minaur in the first round at Queen's on Tuesday before targetting a potential seeded entry at Wimbledon. Following Murray's return to form, Henman told the Metro that plenty of competitors will fear the Scot at SW19 this season.

"On grass, it’s a good surface for him. Just like Novak Djokovic, Andy has experience on the grass in Grand Slams. Playing with a home crowd, I think there are a lot of players who would be looking to avoid Murray at Wimbledon."

Henman said to Metrok.co.uk

To add further confidence, Murray returned to the ATP top 40 for the first time in five years following his consecutive victories on grass. In addition, just two wins at Queen's this week will secure the 36-year-old's seeded entry heading into Wimbledon.

It has been a remarkable return for the former world number one following a patchy start to the 2023 season. Murray earned plaudits for three epic five-set contests in the Australian Open in January before he crashed out after a third-round defeat against Roberto Bautista Agut.

Since then Murray reached the Qatar Open final and won the Challenger Aix-en-Provence in early May with a victory over Tommy Paul. However, the Brit then decided to step back from clay and focus on his grass campaign following some poor form at the Italian Open and Challenger event in Bordeaux.


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