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Will Andy Murray win a grand slam in his career?

  1. mikgio profile image77
    mikgioposted 6 years ago

    Will Andy Murray win a grand slam in his career?

    He has reached 3 grand slam finals, and makes the semi-finals of most grand slams, but with players like Nadal, Djokovic and Federer ahead of him, do you think he will win a grand slam?

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  2. STEVEW13 profile image60
    STEVEW13posted 6 years ago

    Anything is possible... BUT he is the same age as Nole so the chances are their careers will finish at roughly the same time, Rafa is also only one year older than them both. The latter may disappear a bit earlier when his knees finally make it too difficult to compete at the level he is used to. So once Fed has gone in 2 more years, Murray has perhaps another 2 years of Rafa and Nole ,and then a couple of years of just him and his Serbian pal. Pretty much touching 30 that means he will need to be as good as he is now, and hope that the next best things to hit the sport don't become what any of the top 3 are now, as that would mean they would likely have the edge over someone in the twilight of their career. Then there is the likes of Del Potro who has already won a slam and can do it again when he get's back into top form and away from injury (plus he has 2 years on Murray), Tsonga will still be about too.

    He makes it to the semis now because he is the best of the rest, on all surfaces other than clay where he isn't even that. There are players still around like Roddick and Ferrero who actually won slams early on their career and made multiple slam finals too, but never repeated. When Roddick reached the Wimby final 3-4 years back he was still ranked lower than Murray etc.. and came so close, it is not as if Murray has even won a set in any of his slam finals.

    You have to think that if Murray is going to do it, it is going to be when he is at his physical peak which is now and the next couple of years, but barring injuries to other players to open up the draws for him, it is simply not going to happen. A lobotomy may also help to deal with the mental issues that clearly hinder his performances, if not for them perhaps he could closer to those currently ahead of him.

    cont...

    1. STEVEW13 profile image60
      STEVEW13posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Bottom line is that Andy Murray is a very good player, the top 3 are greats! If he was around 20 years ago as everyone says he would have won a slam, but that is very easy to say considering the sport is so different now to then, and if the players t

    2. mikgio profile image77
      mikgioposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the response Steve! I agree with most of your points, although it wasn't too long ago that Djokovic was playing at the same level as Murray. If Novak can make the step up and start winning the grand slams, then I think Murray can to.

  3. dinkan53 profile image77
    dinkan53posted 6 years ago

    Andy Murray played 3 Grand Slam finals. In 2008 U.S.Open lost to Roger Federer, 2010 Australian Open again to Federer and in 2011 Australian Open became Runner-up against Novak Djokovic. I read some days back from an article that Murray is treating the tennis tournament in Olympics as a Grand Slam too. Last time in Beijing Olympics(2008) he lost in the very first round. Soon Wimbledon is starting (from 25 June- 8 July 2012) and we will wait and see what the British can do!

    1. mikgio profile image77
      mikgioposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the response! I am looking forward to seeing what he can do at this years Wimbledon!

  4. mikgio profile image77
    mikgioposted 6 years ago

    I think Murray will get opportunities to win grand slams, he should gain confidence from Djokovic's success, if he can do it, then Murray should be thinking that it is possible for him to go up a level as well. In my opinion mentally he needs to improve significantly, sometimes it acts as a strength, with his determination and grit helping him get through some tough matches in the past. But all to often he loses focus (eg: French Open), and when he is compared alongside Nadal and Federer in this aspect of the game, you have to feel he can improve.

    At the Australian Open this year I felt his match against Djokovic could have easily gone his way, I thought he played the better tennis but just couldn't win some of the crucial points. If he is able to put performances like that together in the latter stages of grand slams then I think he will win that elusive slam.

 
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