Andy Murray Not the Favourite for French Open 2015: Patrick McEnroe

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Thursday, May 21st, 2015 | 0
(photo: ndtv sports)

(photo: ndtv sports)


Former American tennis player, Patrick McEnroe, seems mighty impressed with World No. 3 Andy Murray’s current form, but he also opines that the Briton won’t be the favourite for the prestigious French Open 2015 that commences next week in Paris.

28-year-old Murray had not won a single title on clay until this month. He, however, has arguably peaked to his career-best form of late, winning back-to-back titles in Munich and Madrid (both on clay), where in process, he defeated the likes of Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori.

“It’s been impressive what he’s been able to do. Obviously to win back-to-back clay court titles, you certainly wouldn’t have predicted that,” Herald Scotland quoted McEnroe, who had pulled off the doubles title at French Open 1989 with Jim Grabb.

However, a sharp augment in Murray’s form doesn’t imply that he will be the front-runner for this year’s championship, adds McEnroe.

“I don’t think he’s the favourite,” he continued. “But he has certainly played himself into contention in a big way. So if he can get through relatively comfortably week one, there’s no reason he can’t be a legitimate threat in the final weekend. It’s not like he’s going to tighten up.”



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