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More to come from Murray - Agassi

ESPN staff
September 27, 2013
Andy Murray ended Britain's 76-year wait for a male champion at Wimbledon © PA Photos

Andre Agassi believes Andy Murray has more to give despite his recent slump, and admits he expected the Scot to struggle after winning Wimbledon in the summer.

Murray was beaten by Stanislas Wawrinka in the quarter-finals of the US Open and relinquished his crown having arrived to Flushing Meadows as the Wimbledon champion. The British No. 1 has since undergone surgery on his back and could miss the rest of the campaign, including the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals at London's O2 Arena.

Agassi, who waited over two years to win his second grand slam after triumphing at Wimbledon in 1992, believes Murray faces new challenges after ending Britain's 76-year wait for a male champion at SW19.

"I expected a let-down," Agassi said on Murray after his win over Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon.

"I've believed in him for years. When I watch what he can do on the tennis court, I say he's as good as anybody at his best.

"But it's also when he's playing with conviction, it's also when he's playing with being focused and he's not distracting himself.

"There's a lot that goes into winning these things and a lot of it's in your head and a lot of it's preparing right. He's starting to figure all those things out and he has a lot more to come."

Meanwhile, Agassi believes that Rafael Nadal will be regarded as one of the best players, even if he does not surpass Roger Federer's record of 17 grand slams.

"I think it's fair to say that Rafa has a shot at it [passing Federer] and one might argue has a good shot at it," eight-time major winner Agassi said, speaking at the launch of his training equipment in the UK.

"I don't see anyone winning the French [Open] for the next couple of years, but him. But that's assuming he stays healthy. But this guy I don't think has to win more to prove that he can be argued as the best of all-time."

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