Andy Murray Should Be Considered One of the Greatest of All Time: Mats Wilander

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Monday, December 7th, 2015 | 0


Former World No. 1 and 7-time Grand Slam champion, Mats Wilander, heaped rich praise on Great Britain’s Andy Murray after he anchored his country to a historic Davis Cup triumph, winning all of the 11 matches he participated in the tournament all through the season.

Murray, 28, is one of the most successful sportspersons from Great Britain, having won the Wimbledon and US Open besides reaching the finals of the Australian Open on four occasions. He also had a magnificent outing at the 2012 London Olympics, where he won not only the gold medal in men’s singles event, but also partnered Laura Robson to bag a silver medal in mixed doubles.

However, he has always found it difficult to face off against his toughest competitors – Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. But despite that, Wilander believes that the Davis Cup triumph has eclipsed them all, and that he ought to be considered one of the greatest of all time.

“Obviously he hasn’t had to beat someone who’s ranked higher than him, but still, to take that responsibility on – and it’s not just winning, it’s the whole week – to be the leader of the team, [that’s] huge,” Wilander was quoted as saying by UK Yahoo Sports.

“To me, suddenly that qualifies him to be one of the great players of all time. Andy Murray’s already done what is needed for British tennis, which is igniting it. There’s a person, there’s a player that kids want to be like.”



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