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‘Andy Murray is still a force to be reckoned with,’ says Chris Evert

Chris Evert has spoken of her admiration for Andy Murray and believes the Brit is still a huge threat on the tour despite his injury problems.

Andy Murray recently elected to skip the French Open and focus on Wimbledon as he bids to go deep into a Grand Slam once again.

In a recent interview, Eurosport analyst Evert was full of praise for the three-time Major champion and believes the Brit could still have success.

“It’s unbelievable. It just shows Andy’s love and passion for the game,” said the 18-time Grand Slam champion.

“I think players who have been champions want to end their career on their terms and that’s why he keeps giving himself one more shot.

“Andy feels the tank isn’t empty yet, he’s still competitive and he still has the fire in his belly. I think having injuries really gives you the fire. You still feel like you have the potential to do even better than before.

“I love the fact he keeps coming back and he has that faith in himself and his game. The game is definitely there. If he is one hundred percent healthy and he’s moving well he is still a force to be reckoned with no doubt about it.

Speaking of longevity in the sport, the American also discussed Roger Federer’s aspirations as the Swiss makes his first Grand Slam appearance since the start of 2020.

“Roger put it himself, ‘I am not going to win the French Open. I am not there to win it but I need to get some match practice in for Wimbledon’.

“The grass is his surface and that’s where he’s had the most success. If he has the chance to win another Grand Slam it’s going to be at Wimbledon.”

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