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TenTan
03-02-2012, 03:52 PM
Will Murray the great finally do it. Surely its now or never know.

Limpinhitter
03-02-2012, 03:53 PM
It's too late, Djokovic already won the Australian Open. Maybe next year.

Clarky21
03-02-2012, 04:03 PM
If he can consistently beat Humpty Dumpty he can. He will be his biggest obstacle,and if he can overcome it he should be able to win one for sure.

MichaelNadal
03-02-2012, 04:14 PM
He's the 3rd fav IMO. So definitely possible.

celoft
03-02-2012, 04:15 PM
Yes. Wimbledon or USO.

DeShaun
03-02-2012, 04:16 PM
Next year he will overtake the number 1 ranking if my intuition is accurate. As for winning a major this year, it would surprise me.

kishnabe
03-02-2012, 04:26 PM
I have him for 2013 AO and WB.

2012....maybe US Open.

Tammo
03-02-2012, 04:37 PM
I would say Murray wins 2, Wimbledon and Cincy +#1 ranking at the end of the year.

TheTruth
03-02-2012, 07:26 PM
Yes.........!

monfed
03-02-2012, 07:38 PM
If the Muse beats Ralph in the Wimby SF then he should be the favourite in the final,unless ofcourse Fed turns in another vintage performance. :twisted:

NadalAgassi
03-02-2012, 08:00 PM
Yes, he will win Wimbledon or the U.S Open this year. Only 1 slam but he will get that first one.

joeri888
03-03-2012, 01:05 AM
Probably has a good shot. Olympics might suit him even better, since it's best of three. Don't see him win RG, but the other two are possible. The AO always seems his best chance to me though. Especially matching up against Nadal or Federer.

Evan77
03-03-2012, 02:36 AM
I wish, but I'm not sure any more. It seems like Nole, Rafa and Rog simply raise their game to another level at majors. yeah, Andy can win some masters, but he always fails when it really matters (GS).

syc23
03-03-2012, 02:39 AM
Yes he can.

Rozroz
03-03-2012, 02:47 AM
No he won't.

cc0509
03-03-2012, 03:10 AM
I think he probably will.

PrinceMoron
03-03-2012, 03:33 AM
I wish, but I'm not sure any more. It seems like Nole, Rafa and Rog simply raise their game to another level at majors. yeah, Andy can win some masters, but he always fails when it really matters (GS).

Would have agreed last year, but he has impressed since AO.

Of course he is older and there is the aged 25 issue, and Djiokovich of course, but everything else is much more positive.

Feņa14
03-03-2012, 08:26 AM
I don't think so, no.

Djokovic and Nadal will share them out.

El_Djoker
03-03-2012, 09:10 AM
NO

Not gonna happen, he beat Djokovic in a nothing 500 tournament,
when it counts he can't win big big matches.


Nadal and Djokovic to share the remaining slams this year - FACT.

AhmedD
03-03-2012, 09:50 AM
NO

Not gonna happen, he beat Djokovic in a nothing 500 tournament,
when it counts he can't win big big matches.


Nadal and Djokovic to share the remaining slams this year - FACT.

No, not fact, facts are concrete. There are still 3 more slams yet. You can't declare something as fact if it hasn't already happened. You are however entitled to say that it's your own opinion and your could be right. At least have some decency to retain some sense of logic in your post. That is all.

Rozroz
03-03-2012, 09:54 AM
didn't he say:
"when it counts he can't win big big matches."?

perfect explanation.
you can also say the whole thread is illogical in it's concept.

Raistlin
03-03-2012, 09:59 AM
The overwhelming evidence indicates that Murray does not have 5th gear as do the top 3 and until he can develop that, he will never win a slam.

dafinch
03-03-2012, 10:14 AM
Lendl was a choker at first, losing the first 4 Slam finals in which he played, but while 0-3 in such finals, he's also 0-9 in even winning a set, so, I'm gonna say, no.

monfed
03-03-2012, 10:14 AM
The Muzzette had everything going for him coming into the final(beating Novak, favourable conditions) but still lost quite convincingly to grandpa Fed.

Everytime I get my hopes up with the Muzzette, he anti-climaxes. So don't think so.

kiki
03-03-2012, 10:16 AM
maybe.If he plays the WTA tour he has a bit of a chance.Of course, not if Williams is fit enough.

El_Djoker
03-03-2012, 11:02 AM
No, not fact, facts are concrete. There are still 3 more slams yet. You can't declare something as fact if it hasn't already happened. You are however entitled to say that it's your own opinion and your could be right. At least have some decency to retain some sense of logic in your post. That is all.

Relax there

tennis_pro
03-03-2012, 11:14 AM
I would say no.

Mainad
03-03-2012, 11:23 AM
Hey, he just got beaten in a 'crappy lil 'ol 500 tourney' by Old Man Fed so that means he has no chance of ever winning a Slam, right?

Of course if he had beaten Old Man Fed in that 'crappy lil 'ol 500 tourney' , that wouldn't have counted either because it's just a crappy lil 'ol mickey-mouse tourney isn't it? So it means he still would have no chance of doing it in a Slam, right?

So let's all just agree that the answer is 'NO' and close this thread and move on to discuss those players we really think CAN win a Slam!

(But I do wonder: Does winning this crappy little 'ol 500 tourney' mean that Old Man Fed has a better chance of winning another Slam!)

NadalAgassi
03-03-2012, 11:37 AM
I do think it is imporant for him to win a slam in the next 2 years. If he hasnt won one by then, I dont think he ever will. Some players win their first slam at 27 or older, but it isnt going to happen to somenoe who has been near the top so long, had so many chances, and still not won one. If he has already won atleast one slam he could of course win more at 27 or older, but if he hasnt won atleast one by then it is highly unlikely he ever will.

Towser83
03-03-2012, 11:43 AM
I do think it is imporant for him to win a slam in the next 2 years. If he hasnt won one by then, I dont think he ever will. Some players win their first slam at 27 or older, but it isnt going to happen to somenoe who has been near the top so long, had so many chances, and still not won one. If he has already won atleast one slam he could of course win more at 27 or older, but if he hasnt won atleast one by then it is highly unlikely he ever will.

I agree with this. If he does win after 27 it will probably be a one off win

cc0509
03-03-2012, 11:46 AM
Hey, he just got beaten in a 'crappy lil 'ol 500 tourney' by Old Man Fed so that means he has no chance of ever winning a Slam, right?

Of course if he had beaten Old Man Fed in that 'crappy lil 'ol 500 tourney' , that wouldn't have counted either because it's just a crappy lil 'ol mickey-mouse tourney isn't it? So it means he still would have no chance of doing it in a Slam, right?

So let's all just agree that the answer is 'NO' and close this thread and move on to discuss those players we really think CAN win a Slam!

(But I do wonder: Does winning this crappy little 'ol 500 tourney' mean that Old Man Fed has a better chance of winning another Slam!)

The difference is Federer already has 16 of them. Who knows if Federer will ever win a slam again but winning the little 500 titles can't hurt.

Mainad
03-03-2012, 11:51 AM
The difference is Federer already has 16 of them. Who knows if Federer will ever win a slam again but winning the little 500 titles can't hurt.

So are you saying that 16-Slam winner Federer gives proof that he can win another by winning in Dubai today whereas if Murray had won Dubai that would have been no proof at all that he is capable of ever winning one?

Just asking.

jaggy
03-03-2012, 11:54 AM
Its just tough to see Murray winning back to back 5 setters over any 2 of the 3 above him and delp could soon be added to that mix.

cc0509
03-03-2012, 11:55 AM
So are you saying that 16-Slam winner Federer gives proof that he can win another by winning in Dubai today whereas if Murray had won Dubai that would have been no proof at all that he is capable of ever winning one?

Just asking.

No I am not saying that at all. Just saying that there is more pressure for Murray to win his first slam than there is for Federer to win his 17th. I think most Federer fans would consider a 17th slam a bonus.

DjokovicForTheWin
03-03-2012, 12:02 PM
To answer the question of whether Murray will win a slam, someone like cc0509 needs for Murray to have won a slam first :)

cc0509
03-03-2012, 12:07 PM
To answer the question of whether Murray will win a slam, someone like cc0509 needs for Murray to have won a slam first :)

For your information I answered earlier in this thread that I do think Murray may win a slam this year.

DjokovicForTheWin
03-03-2012, 12:08 PM
For your information I answered earlier in this thread that I do think Murray may win a slam this year.

So there you go, if Murray wins a slam that's one less shot for Nadal. Use your head.

cc0509
03-03-2012, 12:15 PM
So there you go, if Murray wins a slam that's one less shot for Nadal. Use your head.

I swear to God you are obsessed with Nadal and whether he will win more slams. Why don't you worry about something else? :confused:

DjokovicForTheWin
03-03-2012, 12:16 PM
I swear to God you are obsessed with Nadal and whether he will win more slams. Why don't you worry about something else? :confused:

Why don't you stop worrying about what I worry about?

Evan77
03-03-2012, 12:16 PM
Lendl was a choker at first, losing the first 4 Slam finals in which he played, but while 0-3 in such finals, he's also 0-9 in even winning a set, so, I'm gonna say, no.
you are right about Ivan. he started winning late in his career, I think he was 25 when he won his first major. It's just everything in tennis nowadays is different. I really hope that Lendl will help Murray to somehow break down his mental issues. on the other hand, as much as I like Murray, he is simply not as good as the top 3

cc0509
03-03-2012, 12:17 PM
Why don't you stop worrying about what I worry about?

Done! That was easy! :)

DjokovicForTheWin
03-03-2012, 12:18 PM
Done! That was easy! :)

Good girl....

Joseph L. Barrow
03-04-2012, 09:46 AM
I think it's pretty up-in-the-air whether he wins one this year or not. I certainly don't see why it should be "Now or never" this year for him. Murray is 24; he probably has another three more years or so left as a top player. I don't think something magic is going to happen at the end of this year to create a new anti-Murray barrier at the Slams.

devila
03-04-2012, 12:47 PM
just because djoker enjoys long matches doesn't mean murray and federer are winning masters series, olympics and lucky slams. djoker was the one who let the crowd in 2007 and 2008 hurt him against federer.

murray is too awkward for a strong man lendl to control.

timnz
03-04-2012, 01:37 PM
It's too late, Djokovic already won the Australian Open. Maybe next year.

I think the US Open is Murray's best Grand Slam in terms of chance. The Australian Open these days is on too slow a surface for Murray (Even though he got close this year). The US Open has been slowed down from being fast hard to medium hard - I think Murray does better on faster hard courts. The fact that he pushed Djokovic so hard (7-5 in the fifth) should concern Djokovic.

devila
03-04-2012, 02:28 PM
djoker is sometimes passive on every court so it doesn't matter if he should win in 3 or 4 sets. he admits he needs to be aggressive, despite any pain he has.he always wants drama in 5 setters, while risking injury and losing the will to fight in other tournaments.

Geology_Rocks!
03-04-2012, 02:36 PM
I really don't get this new Murry-Ivan hype.

No way he is gonna beat Nadal/Djokovic/Federer in ANY slam final (Murray to win W? LOL!) IMO he has no mental strenght to pull this off. I would like to be wrong on this one but I only see Nadal and Djokovic as possible slam winners for this year.

tennnnis
03-04-2012, 03:44 PM
NO HE WILL NOT. I do not see any difference from last year or from 2009.

I do not know why a lot of people expect him to win a major. Please look what happened in the past.

MichaelNadal
03-04-2012, 04:45 PM
NO HE WILL NOT. I do not see any difference from last year or from 2009.

I do not know why a lot of people expect him to win a major. Please look what happened in the past.

Well we gotta do this every year, it's tradition lol.

Mainad
03-04-2012, 04:59 PM
Well we gotta do this every year, it's tradition lol.

You're not a fan of tradition then?

All-rounder
03-04-2012, 05:12 PM
Murray has US open bagged.

axel89
03-05-2013, 12:49 PM
Murray has US open bagged.

smart man picked it

Mainad
03-05-2013, 01:02 PM
I really don't get this new Murry-Ivan hype.

No way he is gonna beat Nadal/Djokovic/Federer in ANY slam final (Murray to win W? LOL!) IMO he has no mental strenght to pull this off. I would like to be wrong on this one but I only see Nadal and Djokovic as possible slam winners for this year.

I wonder if he enjoyed " being wrong on this one" ? ;-)

Ah, the benefit of hindsight! :)

Terenigma
03-05-2013, 01:02 PM
I think Murray has a real shot at wimbledon this year and for obvious reasons he's in the race for the US open.

Federer (as much as i hate to say it) does look like his level has dropped and Murray's has risen but prehaps not to the level Djokovic is at. Luckily, Djokovic is weakest on Grass of the 4 and if Murray can grab #2 seed at wimbledon then he can avoid meeting Djokovic untill the final.

If Nadal gets back into the top 4 before wimbledon then it will make the Semi's very interesting but id still favour Murray on grass over Nadal/Federer too.

[Edit] Didnt notice thread was from last year xD What i say applies to 2013 tho!

mariecon
03-05-2013, 01:06 PM
I think Murray has a real shot at wimbledon this year and for obvious reasons he's in the race for the US open.

Federer (as much as i hate to say it) does look like his level has dropped and Murray's has risen but prehaps not to the level Djokovic is at. Luckily, Djokovic is weakest on Grass of the 4 and if Murray can grab #2 seed at wimbledon then he can avoid meeting Djokovic untill the final.

If Nadal gets back into the top 4 before wimbledon then it will make the Semi's very interesting but id still favour Murray on grass over Nadal/Federer too.

Did you say the same thing about Federer in 2011 when he won Doha and then didn't win another tournament until Basel? Many people wrote him off. Look what happened after that.

kaku
03-05-2013, 01:16 PM
I like his chances at Wimbledon this year

Terenigma
03-05-2013, 01:16 PM
Did you say the same thing about Federer in 2011 when he won Doha and then didn't win another tournament until Basel? Many people wrote him off. Look what happened after that.

I didnt, altho many people wrote Murray off for never winning a Gslam after he lost at wimbledon to Federer. Look what happened after that!

I think Federer is the GOAT and i never write him off that easily but Murray had an extremely tough draw at wimbly last year and despite the rediculous win that rosol had to knock Nadal out. He still made it through to the final.

Now he's had 2 huge wins (OG, US) and 2 confidence boosting wins against Federer, i dont think its a stretch to view him as the favourite for Wimbledon.

Fiji
03-05-2013, 01:39 PM
Murray will win either Wimbledon or the USO this year.

beast of mallorca
03-05-2013, 01:55 PM
Why don't you stop worrying about what I worry about?

Done! That was easy! :)

Aren't you glad that DFTW has been banned ........:twisted:
Wonder what's his name right now ? :roll:

And to answer the question, yes he will.

spperry
03-05-2013, 01:56 PM
Yes.

Has very good chance at Wimbledon. Djokovic is not as strong on grass and can be beaten.

Orange Deuce
03-05-2013, 01:59 PM
I didnt, altho many people wrote Murray off for never winning a Gslam after he lost at wimbledon to Federer. Look what happened after that!

I think Federer is the GOAT and i never write him off that easily but Murray had an extremely tough draw at wimbly last year and despite the rediculous win that rosol had to knock Nadal out. He still made it through to the final.

Now he's had 2 huge wins (OG, US) and 2 confidence boosting wins against Federer, i dont think its a stretch to view him as the favourite for Wimbledon.

Djokovic is the firm favorite for Wimbledon.

Was Murray's draw really that hard? He was the only top-4 member who didn't have to play another top-4 player to make the final.

Murray will be in Nadal's half this year, and Nadal routinely stops him at Wimbledon (well, at every slam, really), so I would put Murray as the 4th favorite after;

1). Djokovic
2). Nadal
3). Federer

then

4). Murray

Clarky21
03-05-2013, 02:19 PM
Djokovic is the firm favorite for Wimbledon.

Was Murray's draw really that hard? He was the only top-4 member who didn't have to play another top-4 player to make the final.

Murray will be in Nadal's half this year, and Nadal routinely stops him at Wimbledon (well, at every slam, really), so I would put Murray as the 4th favorite after;

1). Djokovic
2). Nadal
3). Federer

then

4). Murray

That list is pure nonsense.

Terenigma
03-05-2013, 02:22 PM
Djokovic is the firm favorite for Wimbledon.

Was Murray's draw really that hard? He was the only top-4 member who didn't have to play another top-4 player to make the final.

Murray will be in Nadal's half this year, and Nadal routinely stops him at Wimbledon

Federer - A.Ramos, Fognini, Benneteau, Malisse, Youzhny, Djokovic
Murray - Davydenko, Karlovic, Baghdatis, Cilic, Ferrer, Tsonga

^ I would say thats alot harder than Federer's route.

As for Nadal, noone can true say yet. I wanna see him play one of the other big 3 to see how well he's truely playing (No offence to Ferrer but the big 4 are in a leauge of their own) Altho i do that agree Nadal is usually dominant in the H2H but Murray is a stronger player now so we'll see.

Fiji
03-05-2013, 02:39 PM
Djokovic is the firm favorite for Wimbledon.

Was Murray's draw really that hard? He was the only top-4 member who didn't have to play another top-4 player to make the final.

Murray will be in Nadal's half this year, and Nadal routinely stops him at Wimbledon (well, at every slam, really), so I would put Murray as the 4th favorite after;

1). Djokovic
2). Nadal
3). Federer

then

4). Murray

Not at all.

MonfilsMadness
03-05-2013, 02:40 PM
Best shot is Wimbledon.
I don't think he can repeat at the US, I think that will be Novak's this year.

Orange Deuce
03-05-2013, 02:50 PM
Federer - A.Ramos, Fognini, Benneteau, Malisse, Youzhny, Djokovic
Murray - Davydenko, Karlovic, Baghdatis, Cilic, Ferrer, Tsonga

^ I would say thats alot harder than Federer's route.

As for Nadal, noone can true say yet. I wanna see him play one of the other big 3 to see how well he's truely playing (No offence to Ferrer but the big 4 are in a leauge of their own) Altho i do that agree Nadal is usually dominant in the H2H but Murray is a stronger player now so we'll see.

We can disregard the other players (because who the top players play before the semifinal is irrelevant - the slam really begins at the semifinal stage), and we'll see that Federer had the much tougher semifinal. Djokovic on grass is a monstrous proposition, whereas Tsonga is not one of the top 4.

Hence Federer's route was tougher.