Andy Murray tipped to make 'first step' towards realising Major dream
Andy Murray has the "perfect conditions" to climb back up to the seeded spots in the men's rankings and begin challenging for a Grand Slam title again, according to Mats Wilander. Murray appears to be in a good place in the early months of 2023 having reached the third round of the Australian Open for the first time in six years before reaching the final at the Qatar Open.
He's set to return to the court today for the start of the BNP Paribas Open against Tomas Martin Etcheverry with the Miami Masters taking place immediately afterward. The 'Sunshine Double' is a great opportunity for players to climb up the rankings with strong performances.
The former British No 1 suffered a disappointing early exit at last year's Indian Wells before being handed a tough draw in Miami where he lost to Daniil Medvedev in the second round. But Murray heads into the American tournaments in good condition with a great opportunity to climb back inside the world top 50.
The ultimate goal is to get back inside the top 32 to be ranked at Grand Slams, and Wilander doesn't think Murray is too far away from getting there. “Indian Wells and Miami are perfect tournaments for Murray because it's not five sets, it's three sets,” he told to Eurosport.