Murray must target Wimbledon: former coach

By Martyn Herman
Andy Murray should concentrate solely on trying to win Wimbledon in 2020, according to his ex-coach

Andy Murray's one-time coach Alex Corretja believes the former world No.1 should focus on arriving at Wimbledon in peak condition following his latest injury setback.

The 32-year-old Briton withdrew from this month's Australian Open with a pelvic injury sustained playing at the Davis Cup Finals in November, meaning he will have missed eight of the past 10 grand slam tournaments.

Murray has made a remarkable recovery from having hip resurfacing surgery last January, however, winning the Antwerp title in only his seventh tournament since returning to action by beating Stan Wawrinka in September.

Corretja thinks Murray has made a sensible decision to skip the Australian Open, saying he needs to build his year around a specific target, which logically would be Wimbledon where he won the title in 2013 and 2016.

"He needs to prepare his season focusing on a goal, a big goal," Spaniard Corretja, who worked on and off with Murray from 2008-11, told Reuters.

"That might be Wimbledon or it could be the Olympics.

"But you can't just go through the season thinking you are going to win a few matches here and there, he needs to be ready.

"I think in five or six months time he will have had enough time to be ready and that's when Wimbledon comes. That will be the period I believe he will need to be in his best shape."

The predicament for Murray will be playing enough matches and avoiding injuries.

Three-time grand slam champion Murray is expected to start his season in Montpellier next month.