McEnroe backs Murray to break grand slam duck
Andy Murray is capable of winning a grand slam tournament, tennis legend John McEnroe has claimed.
Murray, who is hoping to qualify for this year's Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, competes in Wimbledon later this month.
However, although McEnroe believes Murray's time will come, he thinks the first breakthrough may not be at SW19.
"I would say it will come next year at the US Open. I can't imagine if things go well he won't put himself in the mix," he commented.
And once Murray wins his first grand slam, more victories will follow, predicted McEnroe.
"You would suspect if he gets through the first hurdle he could win another couple fairly quickly – but the first will be the sweetest," he said.
The Scot suffered a disappointing defeat in his last grand slam attempt, losing to Tomas Berdych in round four of the French Open.
This year's Barclays ATP World Tour Finals take place at the O2 Arena in London from November 21st-28th.
Posted by Robert Long