The runner up in the recently played BNP Paribas Open, Juan Martin Del Potro, has said that Andy Murray has a good chance of becoming the no. 1 player in the world this year.

Del Potro defeated Murray a few days ago in the quarter final of the BNP Paribas Open. The Argentinean superstar might again be facing Murray in the upcoming Aegon Championships.

Talking to the reporters about Murray, Del Potro said, “Murray is turning into a great player. His record in the last year and a half has been fantastic. He won the US Open and reached the finals in the Australian Open as well. He possesses all the qualities which are needed to become the world no. 1”

“He is currently at no. 3 and he has a very good opportunity to reach the top of the rankings in this season.”

This year some big players will be playing in the Aegon Championships which has made the tournament exciting. Del Potro, Murray and Tomas Berdych are those three big names which will be taking part in the tournament. The tournament will start from 10th of June and will be played at Queen’s Park.

Del Potro used to struggle while playing on the grass courts in the earlier parts of his career. But, he has improved his game on the grass courts in the recent years and last year, he won a bronze medal in the singles competition of Olympics which was played on the grass courts.

The Aegon Championships will also be played on the grass courts. When asked about that, Del Potro said, “I like playing on grass courts now. If you look at my performance on the grass courts in the last few months, it’s not bad. In fact, I have defeated some quality players on the grass courts. So, I am looking forward to this tournament.”