Published On: Sun, Dec 1st, 2019

Andy Murray desperate to face Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic one last time | Tennis | Sport


Andy Murray insists thoughts of ‘outlasting’ Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are not on his mind as he looks forward to 2020. For a considerable time, Murray was a key member of the ‘Big Four’, who dominated men’s tennis. Of the last 59, Grand Slams won, Federer, Nadal and Djokovic have combined to win 51 of them.

But Murray was able to win three of the eight which the trio did fail to win, beating Djokovic on two occasions (US Open 2012 and Wimbledon 2013) and Milos Raonic at Wimbledon in 2016.

Since being hit by hip problems in 2017, Murray has slipped out of contention for major honours.

But the 32-year-old has made a triumphant return to tennis in recent months, winning the doubles title at Queen’s Club and the European Open in Antwerp.

Injuries limited Murray’s participation at the Davis Cup for Great Britain last week but after a short break, he will resume training for the 2020 season, which will start for him at the ATP Cup.

The longevity of Federer, Nadal and Djokovic and their unrelenting level of performance continues to amaze fans and critics.

Nadal and Djokovic shared the Grand Slams this year winning two apiece and significantly closed the gap on Federer in the all-time list.

At 38, Federer is the oldest of the trio and closest to hanging up their racket.

Nadal and Djokovic have had their fair share of injury issues which could prevent them from playing up to that age.

“You’d expect Roger to finish first as he is six years older than me and Novak and five years older than Rafa.

“Seeing what they are still doing is fantastic and hopefully I can try and get back on the court and have the chance to compete against them again before I finish.”

Andy Murray was speaking at the screening of his new documentary ‘Andy Murray: Resurfacing’ which is out now on Amazon Prime Video.



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