Andy Murray can win Wimbledon 2013 - Tim Henman

Andy Murray (credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Andy Murray can go all the way at Wimbledon 2013 this summer, says Tim Henman.

Murray had entered the European clay swing with high hopes, vowing to make it his most successful to date. However, his hard work on the training courts proved to be fruitless, and to add to this he's injured his back and has had to pull out of the French Open.

The Scot has no choice but to look forward to the grass season now, where he'll be aiming to end Britain's title drought at Wimbledon. The former hope of the home nation, Henman, feels that the time is right for the Scot to achieve a long sought after success.

"At Wimbledon, I could very easily make a case for all of the top four players in the world, particularly if Andy can arrive fully fit." said the man formerly known as Tiger Tim.

Henman was also keen to stress that Murray's decision to miss Roland Garros was probably for the best.

"I have probably done things the other way and played a couple of times through injury when perhaps I shouldn’t have done," said Britain's former No. 1.

"There was the Davis Cup tie in 2002 against Thailand, a match I really wanted to play in, so I had an injection in my shoulder. I played well, we won the tie, but I ended up paying for it, and missing the Australian Open.

"There’s no point in Andy going in there and trying to win a round or two. If he was going to enter, he needed to be thinking he could win the tournament. If he’s not fit enough, it’s better to make the sensible decision and save himself for the grass. I’ve spoken to his trainer Johan De Beer, who was my former trainer, and they’ve seen specialists and done all the right things.

"Andy knows his body better than anyone. It may just be that it’s a problem that’s just going to pop up on the clay, with all of the extra stress on the hips that that entails. If so, it’s one he’ll have to manage correctly the same way that Rafa Nadal has to with his knees on hard courts. It’s a mature, professional decision."


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