London: Tennis legend Boris Becker believes Andy Murray can be world No. 1 by the next Wimbledon.
Murray, the US Open champion and Olympic gold medallist, would play in the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, marking his first appearance in UK since the New York win over Novak Djokovic in September that brought him his first Grand Slam.
“By next June he could be there. He has a very realistic chance of taking top spot. The reasons for Andy being where he is now has been in his self-belief,” the Daily Express quoted Becker, as saying.
“As long as Andy stays fit, he can do it. I can see a great rivalry developing between him and Djokovic that could equal the one between Borg and McEnroe, and Nadal and Federer. He knows he is good enough to win at the highest level. Winning the Olympics changed it all, and a lot of that was down to Ivan Lendl,” he added.
Becker belives Murray is the only emerging star as of now in the tennis circuit.
“don’t see any emerging stars and that’s why Andy can be dominant. He and Novak will be fighting it out over the next four years,” he said.