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The BBC team on Andy Murray's prospects

John McEnroe
By John McEnroe
Three-time Wimbledon champion

Andy Murray played really well to beat Fabrice Santoro, but I just think he goes into his bag of tricks a bit too often with his drop shots.

British number one Andy Murray
Murray will take on Xavier Malisse in the second round
I think he's got a great touch and it can be effective but there are times when he overdoes it.

People have said that before, but he stubbornly continues to use it.

The good part is that he believes in himself. He talks about being one of the best players at the net, but if that's the case, he doesn't need to take a chance like that.

He should hit a good solid approach shot: his ground strokes are lethal off both sides, and his backhand is one of the best in the game, so why not go up to the net and get it done up there?

Tim Henman
By Tim Henman
Four-time Wimbledon semi-finalist

It's great to get the first win under your belt when you come to Wimbledon, especially when you have all of that expectation on you.

He's had a big gap between pulling out of Queen's and coming to Wimbledon and there's a lot of tension that builds up, so to get out on Centre Court and play as well as he did is fantastic.

But he's going to need to build on it match-by-match.

Although Xavier Malisse, his opponent in the next round, has had a lot of injury problems recently, he is still a good player and knows his way around a grass court.

Boris Becker
By Boris Becker
Three-time Wimbledon champion

The whole country is now expecting greatness from him.

He has a tough tournament ahead of him, but he did well because Santoro is a tough player to come up against.

But he needs to watch the number of drop shots he plays. If he wins the point with a drop shot then he's right, but if he wants to beat Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, the fastest players on the Tour, you might play a drop shot once every hour-and-a-half.

If it's your main strategy, then I think you've got things wrong.

He has enough power but he has to learn how to use it. Let's not forget he's 11th in the world, he's still very young and has a lot to learn - but the country is hoping for more.

John McEnroe and Tim Henman were talking on BBC Sport's Wimbledon coverage; Boris Becker was talking on BBC Two's Today at Wimbledon.




see also
Wimbledon day two photos
24 Jun 08 |  Tennis
Murray gets past tricky Santoro
24 Jun 08 |  Tennis
Santoro v Murray as it happened
24 Jun 08 |  Tennis
Murray set for Wimbledon return
18 Jun 08 |  Tennis


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