“It obviously has become the Big Three since his injury but I agree that Andy Murray was the guy that absolutely could win a Slam and had the unfortunate luck of being, so many times, the runner-up to those Big Three in Slam finals.”
Meanwhile in Indian Wells, the former world No 1 is preparing to face Alexander Zverev for the third time in his career.
Murray has never lost to the recent Olympic gold medallist, with his most recent victory over Zverev coming at last year’s Western and Southern Open.
Despite holding a 2-0 win-loss record against the world No 4, the Brit put all the pressure on his opponent ahead of their clash, saying: “He’ll certainly go in as the overwhelming favourite. But if I play a high-level match, I’ll be right in there.”