Andy Murray returned to the sport after much fanfare and made an impact on his return to the sport but is now sidelined again.

John Newcombe has dispelled the potential of a fairytale revival for Murray in terms of adding to his tally of Grand Slam titles and believes that’s over.

He added that not only the injury but his age play a factor and that as a result he won’t return to the top.

“I don’t see how Andy Murray can ever get back to being the player he was given his age and the chronic nature of his hip injury,” Newcombe told Herald and Times Sport.

“At his age it takes longer to recover so I don’t believe he can win more Grand Slam tournaments and compete consistently with the likes of Djokovic, Nadal, and even Federer who is in the twilight of his career”.

“I predicted about 10 years ago that Andy would retire having won two or three majors and he’s done exactly that. But he suffered a bad injury and at 32 he’s not going to get anyone better,” he added. “When Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer, all retire new players will step up to take their place.”

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Author: Samuel Gill