Andy Murray should focus on fitness not ranking or titles, says Boris Becker


Ahead of U.S. Open, Andy Murray should focus on his fitness rather than his title and ranking, says Boris Becker on Wednesday following the number one’s defeat against Sam Querrey at the Wimbledon quarter-finals.

Hopes for retaining a grand slam title by a Briton since Fred Perry in 1936, was shattered after this defeat by 3-6 6-4 6-7(4) 6-1 6-1.

Murray said, his hip injury wasn’t to be blamed for the defeat but the three-time Wimbledon champion Mr Boris Becker said, it clearly shows his performance has been affected by his fitness.

The German also added, “He needs to think about a long-term sustainability and not worrying about making the upcoming U.S. Open. If he moves as he was in Wimbledon, he will have no chance anyway.”

“Murray is now at his highest peak where he needs to be honest with himeself, if he can’t run, he can’t play, simple!”

Boris Becker 11 Tennis Rackets x 2. Grip 3
Boris Becker 11 Tennis Rackets x 2. Grip 3

“He should not be concerning about his ranking. Again, he will not be able to defend it if he is fit and healthy, so he should just forget about the titles and ranking. He’s been there and done it, so he has nothing to prove anything to anybody.” Becker added.