Andy Murray in Shanghai

‘Andy Murray will have a real go at the US Open’ – Brit backed to be a force in upcoming Grand Slam

Andy Murray won’t be going to the Australian Open ‘just to take part,’ says Annabel Croft, who also believes the Brit could cause some major upsets.

Murray has had a torrid time with injuries over the last three years and underwent hip resurfacing surgery last year in a final bid to put them behind him.

It has produced mixed results, with Murray winning both singles and doubles titles since returning but also having a further lengthy spell out o the sidelines due to a complication.

He recently returned in the Battle of the Brits though, and Croft said he showed more than enough to prove he will be a danger in New York.

“Some of the tennis that we saw from Andy Murray in the Battle of the Brits events suggests he will be a player to watch at the US Open,” Croft told Tennis365.

“By his own admission, his level of play fluctuated and he struggled to maintain the level he would like, but the periods of good play we saw from him were exceptional.

“It was top 10 level tennis and we know what he is capable of despite all his injury worries.

“With his hunger and his motivation, he won’t just be entertaining the competition just to take part.

“He will be there to have a real go and while we don’t know how far he can get, I’m sure he will not be a player anyone would want to get in the draw.”

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