Murray always a contender at Wimbledon, says mother Judy


Andy Murray will rebound quickly from his French Open final defeat to Novak Djokovic to once again challenge his great rival at Wimbledon, says his mother Judy.

World number two Murray enjoyed one of the best clay-court seasons of his career, winning the Internazionali d'Italia and reaching the final of the Madrid Open.

Murray was beaten by Djokovic in the Spanish capital and also came up short in a four-set defeat to his long-time nemesis in the Roland Garros showpiece, with the Serbian completing the career Grand Slam with victory in Paris.

Djokovic is now in possession of all four major titles and will look to complete the third leg of a calendar Grand Slam at the All England Club.

The 29-year-old has triumphed at Wimbledon for the past two years, but Judy Murray backed son Andy - victor at SW19 in 2013 - to end Djokovic's dominance.

She told Omnisport: "I think he will always be a contender at Wimbledon.

"I think he plays well on grass, I think he loves the fact that it's a home slam and he gets a huge amount of support from the country and from the crowd.

"I think he will be making Wimbledon a big target again his year.

"Obviously, [he was] very disappointed to get that close [at the French Open] and to not win it, but I think he recognises he had a brilliant clay court season - his best ever.

"Winning the Italian Open and beating Djokovic in the final was a huge highlight, the final of Madrid, semis of Monte Carlo and then his very first French Open final.

"In the grand scheme of things he's number two in the world so it was another great tournament."

Judy Murray had been speaking to Clare Balding at the Sport Industry Breakfast Club, the industry's number one networking event, supported by MP & Silva.