Former world primary Murray endured a massively irritating season, lacking three of the 4 Grand Slams after battling with an ongoing hip harm.
The 31-year-old dropped out of the top-800 gamers on this planet however will hope to take pleasure in a revival subsequent 12 months and rediscover the extent of type that secured him three Grand Slam titles.
McEnroe instructed the Each day Mail: ‘Andy was in a position to be the most effective gamers of the final 10 years and successful majors by his athletic skill.
‘If he’s at 100 per cent or near it I’d anticipate he can be within the prime 10 inside six to 9 months. But when he’s at 80 per cent, that’s a very completely different particular person.
‘Taking a look at what Federer did at 36, taking a look at Nadal. Djokovic out of the blue was the previous Djokovic this 12 months, so I’m certain he seems at these guys and thinks: “I ought to have the ability to do one thing akin to that”.’
Tennis legend McEnroe additionally stated there are ‘three to 5’ younger gamers prepared to check the likes of Federer, Nadal and Novak Djokovic within the Grand Slams.
Alexander Zverev, 21, defeated Federer and Djokovic on his method to successful the season-ending ATP Finals at London’s O2 Area final month.
‘I imagine there are three to 5 guys who’ve the required instruments, loads of it being perception and bodily health to go to that stage to go deep,’ McEnroe stated.
‘It’s a bit overdue, and I’m hopeful we’ll see a few new guys successful Majors, like (Stefanos) Tsitsipas, (Karen) Khachanov, Zverev and Borna Coric, however none have stepped up but.’
Nick Kyrgios was as soon as regarded as the most effective rising gamers however is but to satisfy his potential amid numerous petty controversies.
And McEnroe added: ‘He’s received to embrace what he’s doing for a dwelling, grow to be knowledgeable on and off courtroom as a result of he’s a superb child and folks like him.
‘Out of perhaps all of the gamers within the final 10 years on pure tennis skill, he may very well be the most effective.
‘However half the time he’s not competing – how on this planet are you able to win a giant occasion in case you’re not competing half the time?
‘If he doesn’t overcome that, he’s not going to be in tennis in a few years.’
The 2019 Australian Open begins on 14 December in Melbourne. 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer is the defending males’s champion.
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