Former doubles world number 1 Jamie Murray believes Jack Draper «has a huge advantage in his game» as he believes the 20-year-old’s future in the game is very bright. Draper, who started the 2022 season outside the top 250 in the world, won four Challenger titles earlier in the year.
Draper was then given the chance to prove himself at the main level, as in August he reached the quarterfinals of the Montreal Masters as a qualifier. Now, Draper is ranked 42nd in the world and is considered one of the most talented and promising players in the game.
Murray on Draper’s potential
“I think Jack obviously had an amazing year, he started the year outside the top 200 and finished inside the top 50, almost inside the top 40. It’s hard to know what his ceiling really is because he’s so young and has barely played on tour really. , I mean he’s probably done like four months or something like that which is nothing, so it’ll be great to see him next year, see his progress, see what he can do, but he’s got a huge advantage in his game and I’m sure he’ll play at the top of the game for a long time in his career,» Murray told Express Sport.
During the pandemic, Murray was the driving force behind the Battle of the Brits project. Reflecting on that, Murray noted that youngsters like Draper benefited from being around the experienced British players. “I think probably for a lot of them it was a big learning curve to be on a team with Andy or Jo Konta or Norrie and Evo. [Evans] and these guys, I think that was huge,” Murray said.
This December, there will be another edition of the Battle of the Britons, as England will take on Scotland. Jamie and Andy Murray, as well as Draper, Cameron Norrie and Dan Evans are ready to play.