Andy Murray left Wimbledon with new-found confidence, says coach
Andy Murray will be boosted by his recent showing at Wimbledon and has a spring in his step, according to his coach Jamie Delgado.
The former World No.1 reached the last 32 at his home Grand Slam in his first appearance at the tournament since a quarter-final defeat to Sam Querrey in 2017.
Hip trouble has troubled the Brit’s recent singles career but after receiving a wildcard, Murray beat Nikoloz Basilashvili and battled past German qualifier Oscar Otte before succumbing to Denis Shapovalov.
After his comprehensive defeat to the Canadian star, Murray questioned his future in the sport, though Delgado believes the physical fortitude he showed will give him a lot of confidence.
“He did very well physically – he came through three bests of five set matches,” said Delgado.
“That is something he has not done in a very long time so that is something we are all pleased with. When he plays, people just know how much he loves the competition and how much he wants to win.
“Whether he is getting pumped up or getting frustrated I think people can relate to that a lot.”
The two-time Wimbledon champion is next set to feature at the Olympic Games in Tokyo – where he will be hoping to win a third consecutive gold medal in the singles.
“He’s done so well for Great Britain – winning two Olympic golds and the Davis Cup,” said Murray’s long-term coach.
“He’s done so much for British tennis and in general for British sport. That gets him a lot of support. Once he gets fired up it does get the whole stadium going.”
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