LENDL: MURRAY’S UP FOR THE FIGHT
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