John McEnroe feels that it won’t be easy for Andy Murray to have a comfortable run at Wimbledon if he is not 100% fit. Murray withdrew from the Libema Open in ‘s-Hertogenbosch and mid-next week, he will decide whether to play in Queen’s and Wimbledon or skip both.
‘You keep giving yourself reasons as to why it’s worth it. It’s worth taking semi humiliation. You’re still out there doing something you love in a way. You’re not as good as you were,’ McEnroe said in an interview to Telegraph.
‘I’m not even saying he won’t be as good as he was] because I don’t know what will happen, but it will be pretty tough to come back and be better than he was unless I’m missing something when you have hip surgery.
Maybe they can cure it completely but that’s a pretty tough injury to overcome. Let’s just say it’s difficult. “When first took my time off l remember that I didn’t do it so that l would be worse when came back.
My plan was to be better.’ Asked if not playing any match before Wimbledon could be a factor, McEnroe said: ‘Some guy by the name of (Roger) Federer did that. He seemed to do OK. But you see the other guys, it’s not so simple when they try to come back after missing six months or a year.
It’s just a different animal. He’s going to play because he loves to play, but I’m sure he would be realistic about what he could do if he did play. It would be tough to go a long way if he hasn’t played.’