Andy Murray has ‘zero pressure’ heading into Wimbledon says top analyst
Former world number two Alex Corretja has claimed that Andy Murray has “zero pressure” as “nobody is expecting anything from him” as the Scot heads to Wimbledon in search of fourth Grand Slam title.
The Scot was looking like his old self as he recorded wins over world number six Stefanos Tsitsipas and Nick Kyrgios en route to a first ATP final in three years at the Stuttgart Open.
However, during the final in Germany against Matteo Berrettini, Murray sustained the abdominal injury which forced him out of Queen’s as he was even unable to serve properly during the final set decider in Stuttgart.
Despite the injury fears, Murray, who has not won a grass-court title since his second Wimbledon title back in 2016, is set to participate in this year’s tournament.
The Scot has even admitted he still believes he can win the title and that he still has the ability to compete at the highest level.
Discussing Andy Murray’s chances, renowned pundit Alex Corretja claimed that the former world number one is free of any expectations and can go and play with freedom and without any pressure.
Speaking exclusively to Eurosport, the Spaniard told reporters, “The pressure for Andy is zero right now.
“It’s just ‘go there, have fun’. Probably for the very first time in his career, he can go out there and whatever comes, it’s [already] phenomenal. So he just should go there and honestly just have fun because he’s in a position where he’s done everything.
“Nobody was expecting anything from him. And from now on, whatever he does, it should be like a nice present. So just go for it, Andy, and just try your best. Entering Wimbledon is like walking into his house for Andy Murray.
“He feels so comfortable. He loves the crowd behind him. He has won there already, so he knows exactly what he needs to do. I was not surprised that he would play well on grass [this season] because he loves the surface and he didn’t play too many matches to be burned out.
“He adapted his calendar to be healthy for the grass-court season. He has played some very good tournaments. He played a final. For him, it was great because he played so many matches, beating top guys, and he’s ready. The question is how he can recover from a very tough match over best of five sets.”
(Photo credits: Paul Zimmer)
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