“I Don’t Think He Has To Prove Anything To Anyone”: Jamie Murray Joins Defence of Andy Murray After Wilander’s Criticism

Diksha Arya

Jamie Murray and Andy Murray

With Andy Murray’s first-round exit from the French Open 2020, the only hope left for the British is the doubles pair of Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski, who will be playing in the quarter-finals of the tournament.

Additionally, the British team has been a Grand Slam winner in each year since 2016. Moreover, Murray has been able to win a major in each of these seasons. Besides, he also has seven Grand Slam titles to his name.

“I Think That Was Unfair Criticism”: Brother Jamie Murray

Murray gives the credit for his success to his coach Louis Cayer. After winning the match by 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, Murray said, “It is his teachings. And how he sees the game, his philosophy on the game.”

Jamie Murray and Andy Murray

Besides, Jamie Murray also expressed his opinions on the current situation of his brother Andy Murray. Andy had an early exit from the tournament after losing to Stan Wawrinka.

In addition to this, Andy received criticism from Mats Wilander who accused him of ‘taking’ wildcards from the youngsters. Andy Murray is ranked 111th in the world and needs a wild card to enter into the tournaments.

Jamie Murray, defending his brother said, “Well, I think Andy is well within his rights to accept a wildcard at a tournament. I mean, he obviously came here wanting to compete in the event and try to do as well as he can.”

Andy Murray

In addition to this, Jamie also said, “Obviously he didn’t have any matches going into the tournament and then he played Stan Wawrinka in the first round. He is another player who has 3 Grand Slam wins and loves playing on clay. So it was a bit of a disaster draw for him. I think that was unfair criticism.”

Jamie, supporting his brother, explained, “Of course, Andy did not play his best match in the tournament.  But he is a champion. He has been at the top of the game forever and has three Grand Slams. I do not think he has to prove anything to anyone.”

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Diksha Arya

Diksha Arya

A student by day and a writer by night, she expresses her thoughts through writeups and poems and is an ardent cricket, football and tennis lover.
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