Boris Becker backs Andy Murray to return from latest injury nightmare

Boris Becker backs Andy Murray to return from latest injury nightmare after revealing admiration for Scot’s ‘determination and willpower’ which he claims is unrivalled in world tennis

  • Boris Becker believes Andy Murray can reclaim his place at the top of the sport
  • Murray recovered from serious hip surgery and returned to tennis last year
  • The Scot has been out of action since November with a pelvic problem
  • Murray has been nominated for Comeback of the Year at Laureus Awards 

Boris Becker has backed Andy Murray to return from his latest injury nightmare and reclaim his place at the top of his sport.

Murray is on the shortlist in the Comeback of the Year category at Monday night’s Laureus Sports Awards in Berlin after returning from career-threatening hip surgery. 

The Scot faces a fresh fight for fitness after being ruled out since November with a pelvic problem, but Becker believes he can achieve what few other players could manage.

Boris Becker has backed Andy Murray to bounce back from his latest injury nightmare

Becker insists 32-year-old Murray 'always had great determination and willpower'

Becker insists 32-year-old Murray ‘always had great determination and willpower’

Becker said: ‘Most players would have retired after a serious hip injury like that. If you’d asked me last year, I didn’t think he would be here. But Andy being Andy, he did come back and he played wonderfully in the second half of last year. Andy never had the most power or the most talent, but he always had great determination and willpower that sets him apart.’

Murray faces competition from Liverpool in the Comeback category, after their recovery from a three-goal deficit to beat Barcelona last season.

F1 champion Lewis Hamilton is nominated for Sportsman of the Year while swimmer Alice Tai is on the shortlist for Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability.

Murray is currently sidelined with a pelvic problem after recovering from serious hip surgery

Murray is currently sidelined with a pelvic problem after recovering from serious hip surgery

DistinctAthlete.com is an entertaining sports site. The site specializes in viral sports content. Content includes controversial and original opinions, news stories, off-beat stories, humorous videos, entertaining photos, exclusive interviews, and witty banter between the writers and commenters. Distinct Athlete was launched in May of 2012 and has been featured and/or cited on several prominent sports sites.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here