"Very few know how to play on grass" - Wilander backs Murray to return at Wimbledon
Andy Murray will continue to play Wimbledon as it is the Grand Slam where he has the most chance of future success, according to Mats Wilander.
The former world No.1 suffered his earliest exit at Wimbledon as he was beaten in the second round in four sets by John Isner on Centre Court. Two-time champion Murray had never previously lost before the third round at the All England Club in 13 attempts, but he could not overcome a dominant serving display from Isner, who won 6-4 7-6(4) 6-7(3) 6-4.
Speaking after the match, Wilander said:
“Andy is not quite there yet. He's not quite winning the big points, and we saw that in the fourth set, where he missed two easy shots to lose his serve at 4-2. He wouldn’t have done that five or six years ago. I think he is a little bit rusty."
"He is ranked in the top 50 – which is an unbelievable effort considering everything he has been through. He has asked Ivan Lendl to come back which tells us everything you need to know. He is 100% committed to coming back. Where does that comeback end? Top 10? Top 20?”
Asked about whether he sees Murray continuing to play considering he struck a sombre tone following the loss admitting that everything will depend on his health, Wilander responded with an emphatic yes:
“I think he's going to try and keep playing here for as long as he can. I think he realises that grass is most probably the best chance he has. Maybe not to win Wimbledon again, but to do well - because very few players know how to play on a grass court these days."