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Following an impressive campaign on clay, Andy Murray has a “great chance” of claiming his second Wimbledon title, says tennis expert Greg Rusedski.
Former British No 1 Rusedski was joined at the new Gleneagles courts in Scotland by former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash.
Both believe Murray, who was runner-up to world No 1 Novak Djokovic in Australia as well as the semi-finals at Roland Garros, is peaking at just the right time heading into the grass-court season.
“I think he’s got a great chance,” Rusedki told Sky Sports News. “He goes in as second favourite behind Djokovic who has to be the man to beat right now obviously being the defending champion, but Murray is healthy again and playing great.
“Since he’s been married he’s only lost one match out of 16 so I think this could possibly be his year again.
“What will be fascinating will be how the seedings come out at Wimbledon because they can play with those seedings. Will he be seeded two or three? That could make a difference at these championships.”
Cash, a winner at the All England Club in 1987, believes Murray has made massive improvements to his game after collecting ATP titles in Munich and Madrid and can become a French Open champion in the future.
“It’s two years in a row that he’s been in the semi-finals of the French Open on the surface you would least expect him to do well on,” said Cash.
“He’s done well in all the other Slams, but it’s not as if he’s grown up not playing on the clay.
“Now I think he feels that he is capable of winning the French Open and that’s a great…