Boris Becker tips Andy Murray to win the US Open final

By Lisa-Marie Burrows

If the men’s finals goes the distance, Becker tips Murray to win. (Photo credit: REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)

According to the German, Murray might be the favoured thanks to the extra day of rest period and his influence

In an article published in the Telegraph, Boris Becker spoke of tonight’s game, one that will see Andy Murray take on Novak Djokovic in the final of the U.S. Open, by analyzing the two protagonists.

These are the thoughts of Becker:

“Murray will absolutely try to impose his game, because he can not afford to leave freedom for Djokovic to dictate the pace of each exchange. They could spend hours on court during this match. The match could benefit the Scot, as Novak played yesterday. Both have a similar style of play, with a backhand that is incredibly safe and a forehand that sometimes betrays them when they are under pressure.”

Former German tennis player was then discussing Murray, examining what he calls “the Lendl factor”:

“From the beginning of his collaboration with Ivan Lendl, Murray has improved dramatically, especially in his approach to difficult situations. Previously, awe all became accustomed to him missing out on winning major events because of his character, but now Andy has learned to deal with his inner demons. In this tournament he has been challenged to win particularly in the day matches, for example in the quarter-final against Cilic: this is the sign of an evolution.”

Becker also talked about Djokovic:

“Nole has improved and is sealing his mental and physical endurance and he is technically correct, but it was just constant this year. Though the surface favors the Serb, on the other hand Murray is in the process of ascent: The motion is therefore the part of Andy this year,” said the German.

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About Lisa-Marie Burrows

Lisa-Marie Burrows has a MA in Sports Broadcast Journalism and is a freelance sports journalist. She has covered many national and international tennis tournaments and has worked in Paris for Eurosport News channel. She is a member of the International Press Association and a journalist for its online magazine, IMPress. She has contributed articles for various leading websites including,,, and Lisa-Marie operates her tennis website where you can read her reports. She can be reached at or on Twitter @TennisNewsViews.

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