Boris Becker: Andy Murray is an absolute role model for the younger generation
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In an interview with Eurosport, Boris Becker talked about Andy Murray and his performance at the Challenger where he won the title. Becker believes that Murray can be a role model for younger players, who can learn a lot from him.
“The question is: Why does he play a Challenger tournament? Because he simply knows that even an Andy Murray needs match experience and the victories on the court.
Now he comes to the unloved red clay - I know what he's talking about - and doesn't mind going to the Challenger.
And what does he do? He wins it against Tommy Paul, who is also ranked in the top 20 in the world
He actually does everything you would advise a junior player to do - as a former world No. 1, two-time Wimbledon winner and decorated Scot - because he knows he has to stay in match mode.
That's an absolute role model for the younger generation."- he said, as quoted by eurosport.com
Boris Becker on young players
Becker believes that Murray and Wawrinka give their maximum and never give up on their goals.
Becker, it seems, is not a big fan of young tennis players and their approach. He emphasized that all of them can learn an important lesson for the future from Murray. "The fact that these great stars still play is not the money, it's there,” Becker said.
“It's just the love of the game. They know they need match experience to develop and get better.
I don't always see that with the younger players. I see many matches where I ask myself why they play at all.
I don't see the passion there, nor the ability to suffer - something you can't say about Wawrinka or Murray. They always leave their soul on the court and play tennis for the right reasons."