Pat Cash: Andy Murray needs some luck at Wimbledon

Last Updated: 19/06/13 4:24pm

  • Share:
Andy Murray: Won the Aegon Championships at Queen's at the weekend

Andy Murray: Won the Aegon Championships at Queen's at the weekend

Sky Bet

Pat Cash believes Andy Murray has all the skills needed to win Wimbledon this year but may require some luck along the way.

British No 1 Murray, 26, who won the Aegon Championships at Queen's at the weekend, will continue his warm-up for SW19 with a match against Japan's world No 11 Kei Nishikori in the BNP Paribas Tennis Classic on Thursday.

And Cash, who won Wimbledon in 1987, believes Murray can go one better than his runner-up showing in last year's tournament if he can earn himself some good fortune this time around.

"Andy Murray has just about got everything in his game so far, he might just get that extra bit of luck perhaps, just being able to grab the big points," said Cash.

"Andy is a terrific player, but I do think you need that bit of luck."
Pat Cash

"That final with Federer last year was very close, and Andy is getting closer (to winning Wimbledon) all the time.

"Andy is a terrific player, but I do think you need that bit of luck.

"He has had some injury problems, but so far (at Wimbledon) he has just been unlucky, however what is to say that can't change?

"Andy is very comfortable on Centre Court, when he goes out there he plays better and better."

Two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal has been seeded fifth by the All England Club, despite the Spaniard impressing on his return from a knee injury by winning the French Open.

This means Nadal could be a potential quarter-final opponent for Murray.

"Now Nadal is back, it makes the tournament a lot tougher to win," added Cash. "To have to beat Nadal and then one of the other top players as well is going to be a very tough effort.

"It really is going to be anyone's tournament on the men's side."

  • Share:

Post Comment

*All fields required, your email address will be kept private

Related

Wimbledon 2013

Andy Murray: Hurlingham warm up for Wimbledon champion

Hurlingham return for Murray

Andy Murray will play in the BNP Paribas Tennis Classic at London's Hurlingham Club once again this summer.

Murray and Djokovic: will be hard to topple, says Barry

Relentless to the last

Barry Cowan says it could be some time before Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic's dominance is quelled.

Murray and Djokovic: will be hard to topple, says Barry

Relentless to the last

Barry Cowan says it could be some time before Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic's dominance is quelled.

Related Profiles

Most Popular

Features

What we learned

What we learned

Alex Williams looks back on the US Open and attempts to draw some conclusions from a dramatic event.

YouTube top five

YouTube top five

Falcao goals, big rugby hits, a hole-in-one and Soccer AM genius... here's what you've been watching.

Sportswomen Podcast

Sportswomen Podcast

Download this week's edition of Sky Sports News HQ's Sportswomen show with guest Heather Knight.