Novak Djokovic backs Andy Murray for future success
After recently becoming the new ATP world number one, Novak Djokovic discloses whether or not he thinks that Andy Murray has what it takes to do the same...
Murray had a superb Wimbledon 2011, only to be knocked out of the tournament by two-time champion Rafael Nadal. Djokovic, on the other hand, had little trouble getting the best of the Spaniard to win his first ever Wimbledon title.
Despite the fact that the new world number one has been able to do what Murray, as of yet, has not been able to do, he has admitted that he believes that the young British player has what it takes to pull it off.
"Andy has proven he has the quality of being one of the best. He just needs to make that final step.” said the Serb.
Djokovic also empathised with the British number one's situation; he recalled the time in his career when he had yet to cement his reputation with a Grand Slam achievement.
"I know it's not easy, winning my first one was a big relief for me and I'm sure it would be for him." added Djokovic.
Although Djokovic empathises with Murray's current situation, he is by no means currently giving him an easy time on the tour, having beat the Scot in the final of the Australian Open in January of this year.
"I think I still haven't had enough time to realise the success I've had," commented Djokovic about his Wimbledon victory. "I slept overnight but I'm about to celebrate - I haven't had time to celebrate the right way.
Meanwhile, Sky Bet, bet365 and Stan James all offer Roger Federer 9/2 odds of winning the US Open later in the year.