23 Jun 2013

McEnroe backs Murray to win Wimbledon

10:00 am on 23 June 2013

John McEnroe believes that Andy Murray is ideally placed over the next fortnight to win Wimbledon for the first time and end 77 years of British failure at the tournament.

The Scot lost to Roger Federer in four sets in the Wimbledon final last year, becoming the first British man to reach the championship match in 74 years.

But he then defeated the Swiss ace for Olympic gold on the same grasscourt shortly after and went on in September to end the long British wait for a grand slam title at the US Open.

Now after reaching the final of the Australian Open in January and sitting out the French Open due to a back injury, the Murray focus is fully trained on Wimbledon where McEnroe thinks he can go all the way.