French Open

McEnroe, Ivanisevic tip Murray for the final

2017-06-06 10:01
Andy Murray (Getty)

Paris - Tennis legends John McEnroe and Goran Ivanisevic reckon Andy Murray has a good chance of making the final at Roland Garros.

McEnroe made the prediction after watching the world No 1 dispose of young Russian Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals for a fourth consecutive time.

Murray has come an awfully long way from where he was two weeks ago as he entered the tournament on a run of three losses from four, and McEnroe said he fancied the Scot to beat Kei Nishikori in Wednesday’s quarter-final. 

“I think he’s been great. I don’t think he was as far away as people were saying. It’s a lot of attitude. He’s tougher to beat in the Slams,” said McEnroe. 

“The draw looked fairly tough in the beginning but now you would have to say you would be somewhat surprised if he didn’t get at least to the semis, if not the final,” he added. 

Former Wimbledon winner Goran Ivanisevic has also been impressed by Murray’s revival. 

“He didn’t start the season like he want and then he started to be really not confident,” said Ivanisevic. 

“But he has found himself, he has found himself in the right moment – when you’re the top seed, last year’s finalist and you want to win. 

"I saw him today. He played very well. He’s playing better and better. Now all the things are possible. Anybody can win. 

“You have Ivan Lendl in your team, the guy has so much experience. Andy knows what he has to do. Sometimes you can play so bad before a Grand Slam, but the Grand Slam comes and you win somehow, and you don’t know why. He is in form at the right moment and he is playing better and better every round.”

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