Andy Murray for a long time now has had problems with his hip. The former World No. 1 last played in October in the Bett1Hulks Indoors. He lost to Fernando Verdasco of Spain in straight sets 6-4, 6-4.
Mats Wilander, former Swedish tennis great, however, feels that Murray should step aside and pave the way for younger talent.
In response, the current British No. 1 Dan Evans has spoken in support of Murray. He feels that the 33-year-old has achieved enough and that he is constantly striving to get better.
“I don’t think he needs to be judged but he can only do as much as he can do. He’s working as hard as he can and that’s all you can ask of him,” said Evans.
Evans also believes what Murray is doing is nothing short of admirable and that he is a very good example for everyone out there.
“In a world in which we live in now, it’s all about money, and it’s easy to say he has all the money now, but I think it’s admirable what he’s still trying to do, travelling across the world probably some weeks losing money to be out there. I think he’s a good example,” Evans added.
Dan Evans reached a career-high ranking of 28 in March. He last played in the Rolex Paris Masters where he was ousted in the Round of 64. He lost to Stan Wawrinka 6-3, 7-6.
Andy Murray And Dan Evans In the Battle Of The Brits Match
Andy Murray was beaten by Dan Evans to set up a final clash with Kyle Edmund. The Scot lost 1-6 6-3 10-8.
Murray had started strongly by winning the first set. His movement across the court and the rallies that he was involved in, brought back memories from the days when he was World. No.1.
However, the three-time Grand Slam winner’s energy wasn’t the same in the second set. Evans, quick to notice, changed the plan and made a comeback to take the match to a deciding tie-break.
Evans recovered to make a comeback from a 4-1 deficit to claim victory via a well-placed backhand.
Andy Murray has been fast recovering from a pelvic problem. Training at the National Tennis Centre in London earlier this month, Murray hopes to be fit for the upcoming 2021 season.