Goran Ivanisevic, the last man to win a Grand Slam title having lost his first three finals, has a message for Andy Murray: "Don't give up, man, you still have time."
Ivanisevic said yesterday: "He's definitely going to win a Grand Slam. I don't know when – I don't have a magic ball to see that – but next year it can happen. I said that to myself and I won." Ivanisevic is in London to defend his title at the Royal Albert Hall in the Aegon Masters, which starts today. His first match is today against Thomas Enqvist.
The 40-year-old Croatian finally won at Wimbledon in 2001, having reached the first of his three previous Grand Slam finals nine years earlier. Ivanisevic acknowledged that it was hard for Murray because of the quality of his main rivals and added: "The Australian Open and Wimbledon are Andy's best chances of winning a Grand Slam."