16 January 2010
Darren Cahill, the former tennis player turned coach with Lleyton Hewitt and Andre Agassi among his former clients, has tipped Britain’s Andy Murray to win the Australian Open, about to start in Melbourne. The Aussie’s view is reported here in the Sydney Morning Herald, and he also predicts a decline in the dominance of Roger Federer, and that Juan Martin Del Potro will end 2010 as the world No1.
Of Murray, Cahill said: ”The smart money is always on Federer but I think it’s going to be a breakthrough year for Andy Murray. I think he’s going to win one of the four majors [this year] and there’s no reason why it won’t be this one. This surface suits him, the weather suits him. There’s no reason he can’t kick off the year in great fashion. I’ll go with Murray.'”