Boris Becker supports Andy Murray to return from the last nightmare injury after revealing admiration for Scot’s “determination and willpower” – which he believes is unparalleled in world tennis
- Boris Becker believes that Andy Murray can regain his place at the top of the sport
- Murray recovered from a serious hip operation and returned to tennis last year
- The Scot has been out of service with a pelvic problem since November
- Murray has been nominated for Comeback of the Year at Laureus Awards
Boris Becker has supported Andy Murray to return from his last injury nightmare and to regain his place at the top of his sport.
Murray is shortlisted in the Comeback of the Year category at the Laureus Sports Awards on Monday evening in Berlin after returning from a career-threatening hip operation.
The Scot faces a new fight for fitness after being excluded with a pelvic problem since November, but Becker believes he can achieve what few other players can do.
Boris Becker has supported Andy Murray to bounce back from his last nightmare
Becker maintains that the 32-year-old Murray “always had great determination and willpower”
Becker said: “Most players would have retired after such a serious hip injury. If you had asked me last year, I didn’t think he would be here. But Andy is Andy, but he did come back and played fantastic in the second half of last year. Andy has never had the most power or the most talent, but he always had great determination and willpower that distinguished him. “
Murray faces Liverpool’s Comeback category competition after their recovery from a three-goal deficit to beat Barcelona last season.
F1 champion Lewis Hamilton has been nominated for Sportsman of the Year, while swimmer Alice Tai is shortlisted for Sportsperson of the Year with a handicap.
Murray is currently on a sideline with a pelvic problem after recovery from a major hip operation