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
“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