Andy Murray backed to return to highest level by former coach Bjorkman

‘Once a champion, always a champion’: Andy Murray can return to the highest level, according to Scot’s former coach Jonas Bjorkman

  • Andy Murray will return to the highest level, says former coach Jonas Bjorkman 
  • The former world No 1 made his competitive tennis return as a doubles player
  • At Wimbledon, he suffered early exits in both the men’s and mixed events 

Andy Murray’s former coach Jonas Bjorkman has backed the Scot to return to the highest level of tennis, saying: ‘Once a champion, always a champion’.

‘Absolutely he can get back to the top 10 level,’ said the Swede, who coached Murray in 2015. 

‘With the calibre of player he is, if he is healthy I have no doubt he is going to be back to challenge for the top five.’

Andy Murray has the experience to return to the highest level, says ex-coach Jonas Bjorkman

The Scot (right) made his competitive return in doubles, including partnering Serena Williams

Murray has returned to the doubles court this summer after having hip surgery in January and is planning to gradually build his fitness for an eventual singles comeback.

‘He has had a problem with his hip for a long time but there is no doubt he can come back to that level and maybe play even better,’ said Bjorkman.

‘Without pain, without the stress of the pain, he’s going to have a smile on his face just going out and being more free.

Doubles helps build his fitness but Murray (R) still hopes to make a return as a singles player

‘It was a smart move to start slowly, playing doubles. That will help and hopefully he will find the right time to play singles.

‘He is so professional in everything he has done in his career and with such a great team behind him they will make the right decision.

‘When the time is right, he will come out and be physically ready.’

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