Andy Murray started the season with two exciting matches at the Australian Open against Matteo Berrettini and Thanasi Kokkinakis in the fifth set before losing to Roberto Bautista Agut in four sets. The former tennis player and current television commentator, Mónica Puig, spoke about her performance on the court and what she can give tennis from now to the next few months.
According to Puig, Andy Murray’s renaissance occurred at the Melbourne Grand Slam and, consequently, he will be able to do just as well at Wimbledon, his home tournament that saw him triumph twice in the 2013 and 2016 editions.
“Murray has won Wimbledon before. He has that going for him. The British usually do very well at home. A lot of people don’t like to play on grass, I’ve heard it a thousand times, because it’s very difficult and there aren’t many events before to pick up rhythm.
You have to adapt and you need time on a surface, but the grass doesn’t allow you to do that. That is one of its advantages and also that the points are not as long as on a hard or clay court, so you can take advantage of the shorter points.
He seems comfortable on the net and knows what to do. He can be a force to be reckoned with,” Puig said in the interview. For former tennis player Andy Murray, it almost seems like he’s coming down on the court motivated: “I get the feeling Andy has something to prove every time he goes on court.
, given the times that people have put him aside. Having something to prove works for some people and not for others, but it definitely works for him. I think he met with a doctor who told him he could never play at this level again, and he’s been working to get back.
It’s as if he wanted to show that he’s still up to the task and he’s showing it day after day, and that shows that hard work pays off,” Puig told the media. Finally, the Puerto Rican spoke about the great career of Sir Andy Murray: “We don’t know how many more years he will play, but he is making the most of every moment he steps on the court.
He definitely has a very strong character and I think mentally he is very, very strong. He has won back-to-back Olympic gold medals, the US Open and Wimbledon twice. Being British and winning Wimbledon is a huge thing.”
Norrie pays tribute to Murray
Top-ranked British tennis star Cameron Norrie has named tennis legends Andre Agassi and Andy Murray as his idos in the sport.
“My idol was Andre Agassi. I read his book and he respected him a lot,” Cameron Norrie said in a press conference after reaching the Argentina Open final. “When I moved to London I started training with Andy and I got to know him deeply and I admire him a lot. He is my great idol. I learned many things from him,” the 27-year-old conveyed.