Andy Murray -- Will He Ever Win A Major?

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  1. Ian Paisley

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    Andy Murray seems perpetually injured and his game has been off the boil since returning from his wrist injury. Anyone see him being a contender for major title again?
     
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  2. tennispro11

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    No. Doesn't have the game to win a major.
     
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    no. I never thought he was very talented, I really don't like his game either. He has good luck though, especially with that win over haas no too long ago in Miami or Indian wells. Bad attitude too. Imo, he's been over hyped by britain and brad gilbert
     
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    Again? When was he ever in contention for a major title before? When and if he ever stops being a whiny little punk he might have a shot--I'm just not willing to bet on it.
     
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    He is a natural talent, Murray. Good feel for the ball, good hands at the net, etc. Good strategist, utilises his strengths well to match up to opponents' weaknesses.

    However in the past 2 months, I've seen Djokovic do everything Murray is capable of. Add to that superior fitness and mental strength. Djokovic will have a far better career than Murray at this rate.
     
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  6. Ian Paisley

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    I agree with posts -- great talent by doesn't know how to man up. Spoiled and whiny. A waste because he is so gifted with feel and soft hands.
     
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    No, not with Djokovic, Baghdatis, Nadal, Gasquest and countless number of pretenders coming up. Then this is not including the presense of Fed for a few more years anyway. Better than Henman but not quite.
     
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    If Murray finds a coach that can tame his temper and Murray comes to the realization himself that he needs to keep his emotions in, then I think once Federer retires, later in his career he'll have a chance at winning some majors.
     
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    He'll make his share of quarters and semis. Finals may be out of his grasp. Winning a major? doubtful. His future is looking a lot like Andy's but with Murray being injury prone too
     
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    Yeah, i actually like watching Murray. He's a talented kid, actually his attitude can be crappy sometimes. Another guy with alot of personalities.
     
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    I thought that also, should it not be the Reverand Ian Paisley?
     
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    totally agree on both...venus doesnt look good in booty shorts...gross...saw it on tv while she was warming up before the match...it had sweat marks and it ruined my lunch...give me the chills

    as long as andy has Brad G. for a coach>>>hes going nowhere...nice game though...I wish I could explain more but lets just recount the top 10 and thats enough said
     
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    Ian Paisley is the dumbest, most hateful, daft twit to ever step foot in Belfast. He is not the only person with this name and I'll leave it at that.
     
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    Perhaps, but not in the cards for now. He's got more pressing issues: getting back to the top 10.
     
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    Can't say to be honest. It is going to depend on how long he is able to remain at the top of his game and with full health and fitness. Neither of which I am terribly convinced of at the moment.

    If he can live to see the end of the Federer dominance, he may sneak in one or two. But I dont see him winning more than that somehow.

    And I agree - step one is regaining his ranking, and returning to full fitness.
     
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    I personally can't see murry winning a slam. He may have little talent but i don't think he's physically strong enough.
     
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    federer had some problems controlling his mind in the beginning of his career on atp-level. Played beautiful tennis but just did not win the matches. I would not think that Murray should retire but believe in himself, get in shape and start executing.
     
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    I'm really really surprised at the responses to this thread. Murray has huge talent. Before the wrist injury he was absolutely destroying Volandri and was playing some top knotch tennis at least top 5 if not top 3. I would be surprised to see him not win a MAJOR . There are a lot of contenders for the up and coming MAJORS once Fed gets over the hill and as much as I dislike his attitude as well , he plays with passion and does truly want to win with great determination . It's only a matter of time before he wins a Major IMO. His technique on nearly all shots is second to none.
     
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    Nothing like a hateful person to ruin a good name.
    Just imagine all the Germans who wanted to use Adolf (maybe a family name), but must now choose something else.
     
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  21. J-man

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    I think he's going to have a good shot at one but he's going to have to start pushing the best in the world, like Djokovic has, (which he is capable of).
     
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    I think if he gets himself back to proper form, he could do. I don't think it would be for a while, though - maybe a couple of years?
     
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    He did defeat Federer. I know Federer was not playing his best, but a win is a win.
     
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    Having not really closely followed Andy's achievements...what is the highest stage to which he has advanced in any of the four major tournaments? I presume he hasn't got past the fourth round?
     
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    I think he'll get 1 or 2.
     
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    He might. Just depends on if he can stay healthy and if he stops acting like a mentalcase when he is down in a match. I don't think he will do that though.
     
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    You hit the nail on the head as his talent is there, but his mental game is suspect. Gilbert will help him to construct points better as opposed to his old ways which left a lot to be desired, but it will be harder to rewire his attitude.
     
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    Somthing tells me inside that Murray is gonna win a few GS's. Just give him alittle more time.
     
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    At this point in time, it doesn't look very promising for the young Scot.
     
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    I'll have to go and ask his mum what she thinks, she was coaching on another court when I was playing earlier today.

    I think he has something different to everyone else, just watching him the way he comes up with the ordinary shots like everyone else but then comes up with the most extra-ordinary shots aswell, I dont mean like supernatural like Federer, he just uses clever shots that can sometime make the opponent look a bit silly.
     
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    He's got many years ahead of him. I think he might do a Henman and have a few close semifinals, or like Rusedski, pull out one slam final at his peak. The touble is, guys like Djokovic (born in the same month) and Nadal (less than a year older) are sooooo much better. I can imagine that there will be a couple more young guns that will move in and overtake him soon too.
     
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  32. tusharlovesrafa

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    wow...not many gave Murray any chance of winning slams..
     
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    what a load of clowns..i remember murray at 20 i thought wow he CAN win majors in the future he was still having stamina problems back then..zero power over a sustained period..

    this thread was after murray hurt his wrist in hamburg on his 20th burfdayy i think ,and missed french open and wimbledon just when he had broken into worlds top 10..

    when murray reached the 2008 us open final age 21yrs i thought he would win more majors by now than the one he has won,

    so if i was posting here in 2007 id have said murray would have 3 or 4 majors by now so i wouldve been wrong too :),

    also, work on core strength and mental approach (both a bit obvious)..didnt think it would take him so long to conquer his mental demons..i thought he had cracked it by 2009, he was winning masters and embedded in the top 10..

    he shouldve kicked on mentally despite losing a close 2009 wimby sf to an amazing level roddick, who pushed federer all the way in the final..

    but he didnt..until lendl got inside murrays head and helped sort stuff out.
     
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  35. kalyan4fedever

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    getting off by bumping 5 year old threads? no one can exactly predict what might happen.. some may guess it correct but it doesnt mean those who didnt are fools.
     
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  36. Mainad

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    I'm not in any position to point fingers. Back in 2007, I wasn't too sure myself how far Murray would go. I always knew he had the talent but had my doubts about his mental strength and fitness to be able to go the distance. It wasn't until the following year when Murray won his first 2 Masters titles and made his first GS final, and began beating the Big 3 quite regularly, that I became convinced he had it in him to go the whole way.

    Still, it's interesting how many people back then and even now persistently underestimate Murray as a player!
     
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    Ian Paisley lives in Rome now. :)
     
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    Feel the Murray love.
     
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    Using the logic of these boards, I think this thread conclusively proves that tusharlovesrafa = batz.
    :shock:

    Oh, batz... how could you?


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    Embrace it.
     
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  41. Mainad

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    As this thread is now clearly redundant, I guess I'm a little surprised no-one has yet started a new one entitled: 'Andy Murray - Will He Ever Win Another Major?'

    :wink:
     
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    He still hasn't. Legitimately.
     
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    I'd say no.
     
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  44. Hawkeye7

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    wrong thread....
     
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    TTMR is quite right of course but, as usual, his overly generous nature tends to underestimate the scale of the problem. I can see we're now going to have trawl through every single Slam final (and a few others besides) and question their legitimacy whenever any wind was blowing on court. Before we even get to Murray, Fed's definitely going to have to forfeit 2012 Wimbledon as he was clearly aided when it changed from an outside final (as it should be) to an indoor final when the roof closed because of the rain and Rafa will have to forfeit 2012 RG as the rain clearly aided him in coming back from that 3rd set slump. Records are going to slash and tumble wherever we look.

    Get ready to change those stats, folks!
     
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    I think he can win a major. Wimbledon 2013 could be his first legitimate slam, unless they close the roof during any of his 7 matches.
     
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    yes he has you big muppet.
     
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  48. Mainad

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    Ah, so you agree that Federer's 2012 Wimbledon was not legitimate.

    So that's Federer only on 16 Majors and lessening and Murray still has to win one!

    Nadal could end up being the GOAT after all!

    :)
     
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    You know what the funny thing about this thread is? This was written when Murray was just 20 years old. I like it how they write it off like Murray's window was closing and his opportunities were quickly vanishing at the old age of 20, this is why I do a face palm right before writing any replies, seriously.

    Do people here not know anything about how much you change every year? Try to imagine yourself at age 20 and think of how different you were/are at age 30 (for those who are older than 15 like most the the kiddies here). I would say you accomplish a lot more than you probably thought you ever would, and you probably are a much different individual too.
     
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  50. sportsfan1

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    The more relevant question is "Can Murray consistently win majors?". I hope so, but it seems unlikely he will be able to do that against Djok and a healthy Nadal.
     
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