Boris Becker criticises Andy Murray's playing approach
Boris Becker is a tennis legend, so it is understandable that when he weighs in with his opinion on the current landscape within the sport and its players, people invariably listen to his thoughts...
The former German champion has criticised Murray's approach to Grand Slams by saying that the British number one is still 'too negative' in his outlook to earn himself that first elusive Grand Slam title. Becker also added that Murray should also be aiming to 'attack more' when playing; this comes as the young Scot is due to take part in the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
"For Murray to win a Grand Slam, it's not a question of technique or his actual game," commented Becker.
"In the past, I felt he was more focused on trying not to lose than going out to win. He was too negative."
It is clear that the German knows a thing or two about what it takes to bring home a Grand Slam title, having earned an impressive six during his time as a tennis professional.
Despite Becker's comments, many pundits believe that it is simply a question of 'when' Murray will win a Grand Slam title and not a question of 'if' he will. Murray has already booked a spot in three Grand Slam finals to date, but has yet been able to go the distance and secure his first major win – his latest setback came at the hands of Novak Djokovic earlier this year at the final of the Australian Open.
"The players who beat him had a more positive and aggressive attitude once they were in the final. If he does that, I think he will win a Grand Slam in 2012," added Becker.
Boylesport, Sky Bet and bet365 currently offer 7/4 odds that Andy Murray will win exactly one Grand Slam title during 2012.