Andy Murray will never win (more than one) slam?

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Andy Murray will never win (more than one) slam?

  1. Andy Murray will be a one-slam wonder

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  2. Andy Murray will be a multiple slam champion

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  1. tank_job

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    He went from being the choking slamless, to one of the greatest overachievers in the history of sports.

    Will he win another one?
     
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  2. NadalAgassi

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    I think his final total could be anywhere from 2 to 6 now. I think 4 is the most likely however, maybe 5.
     
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  3. AnotherTennisProdigy

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  4. FedererDropShot

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    Well, let's say he has 4 more years.

    Wins around 1 a year.

    5 slams at the end of his career?
     
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  5. Legend of Borg

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    At least a few more.

    I don't see him passing Djokovic however.
     
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  6. papertank

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    I'd say 3-5 slams total for Murray. He'll definitely win wimbledon, and probably the Aussie as well.
     
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  8. forzamilan90

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    The monkey's off the back now, he's going to win a few more, he's too good not to be a multiple slam winner
     
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  9. PaulFCB

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    Yeah...he can win another slam, that's for sure.
    I think now that Djokovic lost finals to Nadal and even this one to Andy he might be much more motivated, just like in 2011, so it might be a problem for Andy.
    I think his biggest chances are at Wimbledon, but it doesn't mean he would actually win another one, right? :)
     
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  10. AnotherTennisProdigy

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    He's an underachiever if anything.
     
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  11. NadalAgassi

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    Could be something like that. I dont think he will win a slam every year though, but I also think he will have a year he wins 2 slams, so it will probably balance out to 3 or 4 more. Who knows though, tennis these days is more unpredictable than ever.
     
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  12. Jack Romeo

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    i voted for andy becoming a multiple grand slam titlist. then again, his myskina-esque victory celebration can make you think otherwise...
     
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  13. cc0509

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    Yes, I think he will now that the curse has been lifted. He will likely be more confident moving forward. Now is the right time for him since Federer is getting too old, Nadal has his own issues especially off clay and this entire year Djokovic has not played in his 2011 form. I think Murray will now win a few more.
     
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  14. NadalAgassi

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    It will be interesting next year if Federer can mantain his surprising (given his age) 2012 level, and if Nadal and Djokovic, especialy Nadal, can get back on track.
     
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  15. WhiskeyEE

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    One slam wonder IMO. He was very lucky to win today.
     
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    Djokovic had that one amazing year in 2011. He will never repeat that. He doesn't have it in him imo. I think Djokovic will win a few more slams but not like at the pace of his 2011 year.
     
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    Nope, I don't think so. Who is his current competition? A 31 year old Federer who has not been consistent at the slams for three years, a Nadal who has not won a title off clay since 2010 and a Djokovic who is 15% off from his 2011 form. Murray will win a few more unless he gets injured or loses his motivation.
     
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  18. PaulFCB

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    He can surely win that French Open in '13.
     
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  19. NadalAgassi

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    I am not sure anyone will have a dominant year for quite awhile. Nadal seems unlikely to have a year like 2010 ever again, maybe a year like 2008. I would love to be proven wrong, but he already seems a bit past his prime, too much battle mileage playing his very physical style at the top level since 18. Djokovic will have a hard time duplicating his 2011 from the looks of it. Federer isnt going to have a dominant year at this age, a year like his 2012 is about as good as it might get.

    Could Murray actually have his own dominant year at some point? I dont think, I think he could have a #1 year, but not a 3 slam like year, but he might prove me wrong.
     
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  20. cc0509

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    What about Nadal? Hello, remember him, the greatest clay court player of all time?
     
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  21. 90's Clay

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    Nadal has been out for so long, I don't even know if he can return to even win a slam again.. We will have to see.. Rumor is he won't return until 2013 timeframe.. He will be RUSTY as all hell. It may take him a good half the year to really get it going, IF he can.


    Murray's success all hinges on the other 3 guys really. If they aren't around, of course his chances go up tenfold
     
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    Federer for sure will not have a dominant year like he did in his prime years (2004-2007), he is too old now. Nadal needs to show that he can still win slams off clay, I think Nadal can win a few more slams and maybe match Sampras' total if he remains healthy and motivated but his best years are most likely past, I can't see him winning three slams in a year any longer. So that leaves Djokovic and now Murray and possibly somebody else who can step up, not sure who though? Lots of questions.
     
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  23. monfed

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    Murray might go off on a tear now and win AO and Wimby atleast. Well, AO2013 , he should be the joint favourite with Djokovic imo.
     
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  24. Atherton2003

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    I give Ernest Gulbis more of a chance to win a slam in the future than Murray.
     
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  25. recreationalplayer

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    More to come from Andy Murray

    Today's win will bring the experience needed to play through a demanding match then close it out. Closing can be the tricky part. I don't think he will go on a tear like Ivan Lendl after the '84 French Open, but with Federer reaching the end of his carrer and Nadal's knee problems, we are seeing one era coming to an end and the beginning of another. And Andy Murray will be an important part of it.
     
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  26. kishnabe

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    ROFL....Good Effort on being consistent and not backing off.

    Pretty soon there will be Andy Murray will neve win(more than three) slams?
     
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  27. NickC

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    I think he'll get 3-4. He's still young (25), and is over that hurdle of getting his ass kicked in major finals.
     
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  28. World Beater

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    he will win more.

    logically - he is pretty much 50-50 at the australian.

    he has beaten nadal...went extremely close with novak this year.

    and old federer.

    i say he has great chances to win australian open and usopen next year..he could win both.

    i think andy will probably win wimbledon in 2014. 2013, i think federer will grab another one.

    or he could become like andy roddick who won due to favorable scheduling.
     
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  29. couch

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    What? Did he win today? I was getting ready to watch it but I guess I won't have to now. Thanks for the update OP.
     
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  30. nevisben

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    He wasn't going to win one, now he's not going to win two and when he wins the second some clown will post a thread stating he won't win a third and ....blah...blah.....blah

    what a sad existence some people have:mrgreen:
     
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  31. oy vey

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    Djoker sucks in the wind and still it took Murray five sets to win. Murray didn't have to face Fed or Nadal along the way. Djoker got one day less rest. He won't always be so lucky.
     
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  32. T1000

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    Murray hater and doubter here. Said there was no possible way he could ever win a slam. Over the past 8 months he's gotten so much better and is the clear #2 best player in the world behind Djokovic. He'll def win Wimbledon next year and at least 5 slams if he keeps this up
     
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  33. tudwell

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    I think Murray will win 3 or 4 slams.
     
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  34. tudwell

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    What about the guy who has more titles than either of them this season and is currently defending champion at four of the nine Masters events and the World Tour Finals?
     
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  35. Antonio Puente

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    3-4 slams plus a gold medal would be a nice career. When you factor in his record in 1,000s, it would make him a borderline all-time great.
     
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  36. monfed

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    Why would you hate on Murray considering Hewitt's your favourite player? Ironic. And umm how is Murray the clear #2 best player in the world behind Djokovic? Federer hater too? :lol:
     
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  37. drakulie

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    So what you are saying is that the players that previously beat him in slams are over-achievers, and Joker is a choker for losing today?

    You, are not smart.
     
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  38. Vcore89

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    He'll either have a Safin/Hewitt career or better, more like Courier (as the other thread says). Tops for Murray should be 4 slams and that's it.
     
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  39. RF20Lennon

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    making threads is not really youre thing is it???
     
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  40. redpurusha

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    Nadal will keep winning the clay courts/French until his arthritus ends his career. I see Murray winning 2 more. Now that Roger Federer is facing father time, the slams are now open for everyone!
     
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  41. Cfidave

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    Murray's not winning the French if Nadal is healthy. in fact, my money would be on Novak, before Andy.
     
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  42. DeShaun

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    i wouldnt rush to predict a slam a year because everybody wins slams easier when rafa's not around and federer gets knocked out early. multiplying those two statistical probabilities--not having to deal w/fed times not having to deal w/rafa--produces a very unlikely scenario on which andy was able to capitalize this rare time; but lets agree to call him fortunate, like roger was in 09 at RG
     
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  43. BreakPoint

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    I have only two words:

    "Ivan Lendl"

    After finally winning his first Slam (after losing the first 4 finals just like Murray), Lendl eventually won a total of 8 Slams. :)
     
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  44. Feather

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    Murray has absolutely no injuries like Nadal. Why four years? He can play for at least seven years. Roger won slam at age 31. These days it's more favorable for older players to win slams..

    Murray may win a lot more slams now that the mental barrier is over
     
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  45. DeShaun

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    Lendl was an aggressive player from another era who pioneered professional training techniques and played with a much bigger chip on his shoulder. In light of this, he fairly wielded considerable weapons over his contemporaries. He seems to have inculcated in Andy the notion that it's okay to undress your contemporaries on the grandest stages for the greatest stakes and that there must be a winner so why not yourself, but Lendl was able to push his own slam count to eight largely by being and playing meaner than Andy seems capable of, and without a decisive distinct advantage of some sort over the current top crop, it may tough on Andy accumulating further majors. I want to say with confidence that Andy's time simply has come due and this win is only the beginning of his inevitable succession, but I know that Rafa was absent and Roger knocked out early; so I will have to wait and see how things unfold. I long predicted 2013 would be the year Andy took over the #1 ranking, though, so this win kind of puts him on schedule.
     
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  46. Sentinel

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    So you started this thread just to call Murray names whether he wins a slam or not.
     
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  47. chrischris

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    Aussie open 2013 will be very hectic.
     
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    Don't rise to the trolls guys. Leave them be.


    As for Andy, looking at his age and the tennis he's capable of these days, I think it's a fair prediction to say he may end up with 3 or 4 slams.

    If he really clicks into gear, it could be more. I'm pretty sure (if you look at it objectively) the likelihood is he'll end up as a multiple slam winner. Barring injury/burnout/etc.
     
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