LENDL: MUR­RAY’S UP FOR THE FIGHT

Daily Mirror - - SPORT - BY NEIL McLEMAN

IVAN LENDL in­sists Andy Mur­ray is up for the bat­tle of re­tain­ing his Wim­ble­don ti­tle.

And Jo Konta’s coach has claimed she now has the be­lief to win her first Grand Slam crown here.

Both Bri­tish No.1s are in ac­tion on ‘Manic Mon­day’ with book­ies of­fer­ing

35-1 for a home win dou­ble. Mur­ray, who faces French­man Benoit Paire, strug­gled with his move­ment as he came through a scare against Fabio Fognini on Fri­day night.

“I was im­pressed with the fight Andy showed but you ex­pect it, don’t you?,” said his head coach Lendl. “That’s how peo­ple win tour­na­ments – they fight. Of course, Andy can win it now. All those guys, they are great play­ers, any­body can win.”

Konta’s coach Wim Fis­sette led Kim Cli­jsters to the US Open ti­tle and, be­fore Konta faces Caro­line Gar­cia (above) to­day, said: “Jo is con­fi­dent in her game and about her­self. Does Jo think she can win Wim­ble­don. Yeah, I think so.”

FIGHT­ING SPIRIT Lendl and Mur­ray

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