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London | Henman believes lockdown will help Murray

While everyone is slowly getting used to the isolation and social distancing instructions in the government’s fight against the spread of Covid-19, former British No.1 and Wimbledon semi-finalist Tim Henman suggests that the current suspension of the tennis tours will work in Andy Murray’s favour.

I think with training techniques and injury prevention, players are playing longer. So, you would like to think that Andy [aged 33] still has the motivation – and I think he does – there can be a few Wimbledons left in him yet. Tim Henman

Henman, a member of the AELTC Board which decided to cancel Wimbledon this year, believes Murrays recovery from a bruise to his pelvic bone suffered during the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid last November, will benefit from the extended time off.

“Murray has missed so much tennis that perhaps t will give him the opportunity – if his body and his hip allow – to play for longer in age terms” Henman told the Daily Telegraph.

“Andre Agassi had 18 months out for various reasons, but he came back fresh and invigorated to play and kept going until he was 36.

“In those days that was old for a top player. But I think with training techniques and injury prevention, players are playing longer. So, you would like to think that Andy [aged 33] still has the motivation – and I think he does – there can be a few Wimbledons left in him yet.”

Murray had hoped to come back at the Miami Masters, but it was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Commenting on the cancellation of The Championships, Henman added: “With Wimbledon being at the start of July, we didn’t think we would have to make a decision until much later.

“But it [the pandemic] has been so fast-moving. It became clear quite quickly that early postponement or cancellation were the options.”

Prior to the decision being made, Henman admitted that he had spoken to several high-profile players including Murray and eight-time champion Roger Federer.

“Roger is coming to the end of his career, surely,” Henan said, “and the opportunity at Wimbledon has been taken away this year. I think he has expressed that he was devastated, but understands the decision.”

Meanwhile the decision as to whether the tours will restart on July 13, is awaited with keen interest.



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