Tim Henman backing Andy Murray for success on home soil at Wimbledon

Last Updated: 18/06/13 12:46pm

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Former British no 1 Tim Henman belives the last 12 months have further improved Andy Murray's relationship with tennis fans and the confidence the Scot has gained in that time could boost his Wimbledon chances.

The world no 2 won his third AEGON Championships title at Queen's club on Sunday on his return from the back injury which ruled him out of the French Open.

Henman believes such victories, alongside his maiden grand slam title and Olympic gold medal, will have provided Murray with the necessary belief to add further major honours to his collection.

"Certainly the Wimbledon final last year was an incredible match and one that didn't go his way," Henman told Sky Sports.

Character

"But to show the character 28 days later to come back and play Federer on the same court in the Olympic Final and win in three straight sets was an amazing achievement.

"Then, on the back of that, to take that confidence away and win his first grand slam was huge."

The former Wimbledon favourite now thinks home support could again be a significant advantage for Murray as he goes in search of his second grand slam title at the All England Club.

"I think his rapport, his relationship with the fans is fantastic and his support at Wimbledon has been amazing and I'm sure that it'll be no different this year," he added.

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