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Andy Murray will win Wimbledon again, says Edberg

Edberg backs Murray to win another home grand slam (©GettyImages)
Edberg backs Murray to win another home grand slam (©GettyImages).

Two-time Wimbledon winner Stefan Edberg believes Andy Murray’s first home slam win will be the first of many.

Murray who defeated world number one Novak Djokovic in straight sets 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 became the first British male in 77 years to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry’s triumph and Edberg now thinks he has more SW19 wins in him.

"I believe Murray can still win a lot more. He’s good enough and young enough," reflected Edberg.

"He’s proved he can play well on grass and there is no question why he can’t do it again."

Murray’s win at the All England Club last Sunday comes just under a year after his first slam at the US Open which was also against Djokovic in September 2012.

Since the 2011 Grand Slam season, the 26-year-old has reached the semi-finals or better in all four competitions and also won gold at the London Olympics last year defeating Roger Federer.

Swede Edberg won six grand slams in total between 1985-1992 also feels Murray can get to number one if he can produce quality tennis over a consistent basis.

Edberg said: "It could be in his mind to be the number one player in the world.

"It’s going to be tough to get that but that’s probably something that can be achieved."

Murray now has two slams to his name adding even more spice to the rivalry with the top names in tennis - including Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer who made early exits from Wimbledon this year.

"He needs to produce the results for 12 months, but this could be a great start of it," concluded Edberg.

 

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