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Andy Murray reveals which young players he enjoys watching most

Andy Murray has shared that the players from the next generation he enjoys watching most are Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev, Carlos Alcaraz and Lorenzo Musetti, but says there are too many to name.

As the old-guard of Slam legends Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic nears change, three-time Slam champion Murray, who was also a part of such esteemed company, has revealed which young players he enjoys watching most.

In an interview on the Moselle Open’s YouTube channel, Murray said “the players that I like to watch? I like watching [Stefanos] Tsitsipas, I think he has a great game.

“I like watching [Carlos] Alcaraz as well. I know he is a little young but I think he’s going to be great for tennis. He is a top player.

“It depends, I like a lot of them. [Lorenzo] Musetti on clay, I’ve really enjoyed watching his game as well, so there isn’t just one.”

Rio Open winner Carlos Alcaraz has gained a lot of attention as of late and for good reason. Over the past two years, the Spaniard has risen almost 400 ranking positions. He began 2020 ranked 406th in the world and now sits 19th.

He has also proved himself to be a formidable opponent for any player on the tour, including those within the top ten, as he boasts a 4-5 win-loss record against top 10 opponents.

Meanwhile, Tsitsipas enjoyed a good Australian Open but lost in the semi-finals to Murray’s next pick, Daniil Medvedev.

Murray has been wildly impressed with Medvedev, who is the new World number one after he knocked 20-time Slam legend Novak Djokovic off his perch.

“And I know he’s not young, but I do really like watching [Daniil] Medvedev play too. I think he’s got a very different game style to a lot of players,” the British icon continued.

“He looks very unorthodox and I like people that aren’t your textbook [average] tennis player.

“It depends, a lot of coaches I think in the United Kingdom are very fascinated by technique and strokes, but you watch someone like him and he doesn’t [have that].

“He hits with strange technique and doesn’t look like he should play as well as he does,” Murray claimed.

“He is unbelievably smart on the court, moves very well and he knows where to hit the ball, it’s not just about how you hit it but where you hit it as well.”

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Tim Farthing, Tennishead Editorial Director & Owner, has been a huge tennis fan his whole life. He's a tennis journalist and entrepreneur as well as playing tennis to a national standard. He also helps manage his local club and volunteers for his local tennis organisation. He's a specialist in content about the administration of professional tennis and tennis coaching for all levels.