"He has a chance to do extremely well at Wimbledon": Mats Wilander calls Andy Murray's latest injury 'disaster'

Friday, 28 June 2024 at 16:46
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Former world number one Mats Wilander believes that Andy Murray’s recent injury is a ‘disaster’ as it has stopped him from having a real go at Wimbledon 2024. The third Grand Slam of the year is set to begin on Monday, and players from all over the world will participate and showcase their talent at the highest level.
Murray has struggled with fitness concerns throughout his career. Because of this, he was forced to retire from the sport in 2018 after the Australian Open. However, the 37-year-old miraculously returned to the court soon after and has continued to play at the highest level.
Murray has once again suffered notable injuries this season. Earlier in the year, he suffered an ankle injury that kept him on the sidelines. Recently, the Glasgow-born star once again suffered a serious injury during the Queen’s ATP Championship that ruled him out of the competition.
He later underwent surgery on his back, and since then, there have been rumours about the possibility of him not taking part in the upcoming mega-event. Murray earlier this season hinted that he was thinking about retiring after Wimbledon and the Olympics, but it was not clear what his plan of action would be going forward.
Wilander, while talking to Eurosport, spoke about Murray's injury in the recent competition. According to him, the injury is nothing less than a ‘disaster’ as it stopped him from having a real go at Wimbledon one last time, especially with the decline of the likes of Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
“But certainly with Rafa [Nadal] not being Rafa anymore, with Novak [Djokovic] maybe not playing Wimbledon, I would think that if your name is Andy Murray, you are looking at the field, and he has a chance to do extremely well at Wimbledon, which he did last year, too,” he said. “So in a way, it (the injury) is a disaster. I would think Andy Murray will show up if he is 90 per cent healthy. Especially if it’s going to be the last tournament of his career.”

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