WATCH: Henman stunned by Djokovic loss

Former British number one Tim Henman reflects on Novak Djokovic’s shock defeat to world No117 Denis Istomin at the Australian Open.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
19th January 2017

article:19th January 2017

Former British number one and four-time Wimbledon semi-finalist Tim Henman looks back on Novak Djokovic’s exit and believes Andy Murray can go on and win the tournament.

He said: “It’s a big surprise. Djokovic has been so consistent at the big events. He won four Grand Slams in a row up until the French Open last year. You don’t expect these type of results, but again it emphasises the strength in depth in the professional tennis game.

“It’s a great opportunity for Andy. He’s been in the final five times in Australia, but it’s important he concentrates on what he’s dong, his preparation and performance.

“For him to take this advantage he has to get through to the final. It also emphasises that these upsets can happen. If Djokovic can lose, then Murray can also be susceptible. He’s playing great tennis.”

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