“Knowing him, he’s going to try” – Djokovic not ruling out Murray at Wimbledon 2025

Novak Djokovic believes Andy Murray has one more Wimbledon in him


Novak Djokovic recorded a statement first-round victory over Vit Kopriva on day two at Wimbledon, defeating the qualifier 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 just weeks after undergoing knee surgery.

However it was the seven-time champion’s comments about Andy Murray following his match that were the biggest statement made by the Serbian on Tuesday.

“Obviously, very sad news for the tournament and for the tennis world to hear that he withdrew from the singles event here in Wimbledon. I hear that he’s going to try to play doubles,” Djokovic began, before giving Murray fans hope with an outlandish prediction.

“Hopefully he can get another shot at next year’s Wimbledon with singles. Knowing him, he’s going to try to do that.

“He deserves, of course, he has every right to say when it’s the finish line for him. 

“But something tells me, again, that he will keep going.”

Djokovic full of praise for the career of Murray

Djokovic and Murray have shared a fierce rivalry over the years, with the pair meeting 36 times on the ATP Tour, including in the final of Wimbledon 11 years ago.

Speaking of his old foe after news of his withdrawal from this year’s singles event, Djokovic gave the Brit a glowing review.

“Just incredible resilience throughout all his career. Multiple Grand Slam winner. Legend of the game. No 1 in the world. Going to play the Challenger circuit to build his rankings on clay, his least favorite surface, says a lot about his character. 

“Just a huge inspiration to all the players. Doesn’t mind getting out on the court for hours every day. Incredible professional. Just his approach is something to study, no doubt.”

Djokovic believes young players can learn something from the two-time Wimbledon champion as well.

“His will to push and see how far he can go, even with an artificial hip, is something that is just inspiring but also serves as a great example I think to a lot of the athletes, younger ones, that start to complain about this and that.”

It takes one to know one, with Djokovic looking brilliant on court today against Kopriva, when just weeks ago his chances of competing at Wimbledon were written off due to a knee injury.

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