Although compatriots have just replicated the achievements of their seniors 20 years ago at Wimbledon, the world’s No. 1 tennis player Andy Murray believes that the performance of English tennis can be even better.
The third day of Wimbledon is the successful day of the host country’s tennis. All four players in the single event, including Heather Watson, Aljaz Bedene, Johanna Konta and Andy Murray, all won.
Previously 20 years ago, Tim Henman, Greg Rusedski, Andrew Richardson and Mark Petchy were the English players who participated in the third round. Henman and Rusedski then went to the quarterfinals.
This is the first time since 1997, the United Kingdom has only four players reached the Wimbledon third round. This number could be increased to 5 if Kyle Edmund defeated 15th seed Gael Monfils tonight.
But instead of praising the country media, head Andy Murray said this was not the time to celebrate: “Of course it is good to have so many English players competing and winning the match. But don’t judge it as a final goal or like a milestone. ”
The world No. 1 player emphasizes that fellow players need to set a higher goal and only celebrate when going deep in the next rounds, rather than happy with the current results.
Murray wants fellow players to try harder instead of being satisfied with the current performance. “Why not try to have 5-6 or more players make it to the quarterfinals? It is important that you set your goals as high as possible, “says Murray.” Players like Kyle, Heather or Jo can play even better. “
For Murray, the Scottish tennis player believes that he is strong enough to defend the title despite not completely recovering from a hip injury.
In the third round, Murray is expected to have an uneasy match against Fabio Fognini, who beat him at the Rome Masters in May.