Monica Puig thinks Andy Murray could turn back the clock this year and make a deep Wimbledon run. Murray, 35, is a three-time Grand Slam champion and two of his three Major wins have come at Wimbledon. But since returning from two major hip surgeries, Murray hasn’t had much success at Wimbledon.
“Murray’s won Wimbledon before. He has that on his side. The Brits tend to do very well on their own turf. A lot of people do not like the grass. I’ve heard it thousands of times before – ‘I do not like playing on this surface’ because it’s very hard and there are not a lot of warm-up events beforehand.
In order for you to really get into your rhythm you need to adapt and you need time on a surface but grass just does not give you that. That’s one of the advantages he has and it’s also an advantage that points are not as long as on a hardcourt or a claycourt so he can make those shorter points count.
He looks comfortable coming into the net and he knows what to do. Yes, he can be a force to be reckoned with,” Puig told Sky Sports.
Puig thinks Murray could make a strong Wimbledon run
Last year, Murray revealed that one of his biggest goals and targets was to make a strong Grand Slam run.
Also, Murray admitted he felt Wimbledon was his best shot at making a deep Grand Slam run. Unfortunately for Murray, his run at 2022 Wimbledon was a short one. After beating James Duckworth in four sets in his Wimbledon opener, Murray suffered a four-set defeat to John Isner in the second round.
At the start of this season, Murray made the Australian Open third round before losing to Roberto Bautista Agut. In the Australian Open first round, Murray upset 2021 Wimbledon finalist Matteo Berrettini. Murray had a positive Australian Open run and it remains to be seen if he can enjoy a strong Wimbledon run in the summer.