Greg Rusedski has made the bold prediction that Andy Murray wil;l pack in his career next summer at Wimbledon.
The Canadian-turned-Brit told the tennis365 website that the former No. 1 Scot may be realising that after two hip surgeries he can never return to his accustomed place in the upper reaches of the ATP rankings.
So, what better place to possibly say goodbye than the iconic Grand Slam?
“He’s got problems with the hip still so for me for him to win a major I think it’s too hard for him, but he could still have a good run,” TV commentator Rusedski told the website.
“I hope that he can have a big Wimbledon Championship and there is a crowd for him there,” the former player added, referring to the possibility of a crowd-free Wimbledon next July due to COVID-19.
“Murray hasn’t had much tennis during Covid, who knows if Wimbledon could be his last event?
“He’s had an incredible career. Two Wimbledon titles, two Olympics golds, world No.1, he has nothing to prove to anyone,” Rusedski said.
“I hope he plays as long as he wants and gets the send-off he deserves.”
The treble Grand Slam champion won his last title at Antwerp more than a year ago. He managed just eight ATP matches this virus-hampered season, finishing 3-5.