Murray:judge me on my slams

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  1. richied

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    Sure...you haven't won any...now go away and practice hitting winners

    [I]Andy Murray believes he should be judged by his grand slam performances rather than his failures in lesser tournaments as he prepares for this year's French Open.

    Murray endured something of a slump after reaching the final of the Australian Open back in January but found a semblance of form at the recent Madrid Masters.

    The world No.4 on Thursday shrugged off the below-par displays that saw him lose his opening match in more than one tournament between Melbourne and Madrid, insisting now was the time to come good.
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  2. davey25

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    Coming from him that is a rich statement. What will be next, Safina saying the same thing.
     
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  4. Anaconda

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    WAIT!!!!!!! WHAT???

    I'm speechless.
     
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  5. veroniquem

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    His best bet is to be judged by his play on hard courts, slams or not. That's where he shines (yes I know, he hasn't won a slam yet but 2 finals is definitely a great result and he has won quite a few titles on that surface). Clay will always be his weak surface. He has a shot at the W final too.
     
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  6. Tony48

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    Is he foreshadowing a 2011 calendar slam or something?
     
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  7. penguinn11

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    I think its a bad move by him, he should not follow Fed footstep so young into his career by focusing on just the slams. Fed have everything and won alot of non-slams title as well. He is in the record books and will be in the hall of fame regardless of the arguement of whether he is goat or no goat.

    Fed in this case is being a bad example to the younger players, where he is influencing them also to focus on slams only, which is bad for tennis as a whole.
     
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  8. jamesblakefan#1

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    I think the full quote should be posted for context.
    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5gZYo58kbgSjSVljiWpfEneKbwq5g

    Nothing wrong w/ what he said IMO. Last year everyone was on his back about not having the slam results, this year he makes a slam final and slumps and people are back on his back again. :?
     
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  9. richied

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    He doesn't have the courage yet to go for the winner one shot before Fed or Nadal does, even if the ball isn't in the perfect position, these day he has to take more risks. That's what Fed does, always going for it! Sure he misses some but more than not they find there mark, especially over a 5 set match
     
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    When Murray made that quote earlier this year I realized he doesn't care about these smaller events anymore, and prefers to concentrate on winning slams. That is good to see, as you will always be judged by your performance at slams and not these smaller events.

    I like the way Murray has spent so less time in smaller events this year compared to last year. He will be very fresh at RG and Wimbledon this year, I hope he wins one of them this year. :)
     
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  11. ubermeyer

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    judge me on my slams, you say

    ok, then you su-ck murray.
     
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    such a statement,coming from the king of MickeyMouse tournies is at least ironical..:mrgreen: but he has so much pressure and receives so much critisism and hype that I kinda feel sorry for him.
     
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  13. Blinkism

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    Coming from someone who owns as many slam titles as Murray, I'd like to say that I AM judging you on your slams, Mr. Muzzer...

    COME ON!
     
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    I wonder if he'll still say that when he gets destroyed at the French Open in a few days.
     
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    That's an interesting comment coming from him. At this point he should be grateful for the little, less important, Master series and hope to actually WIN a few more before asking people to judge him on his non-existent slams. :rolleyes:

    Learn to walk before running Andy.
     
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    Haters out in full force. Murray will prove everyone wrong at Wimbledon this year.
     
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    Did you even read his quote?

    "It's all well and good winning the Masters Series but the slams are what is important."

    Doesn't everyone agree that's the case? I don't see what's wrong with what he said. OP/writer of the article obviously misconstrued what he said, as if he was saying 'Judge me on my imaginary slams" Of course he didn't say that, how stupid do you guys think he is? He's saying judge him by his slam results, which people have been doing by and large for 2 years now. So again, what's so wrong with what Murray said? Or do some people on here just need any excuse possible to rip Murray a new one? :rolleyes:
     
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  18. Anaconda

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    I'm not actually going to bash Murray. Infact, i'm going to say that he takes a slam next year. I think his defensive game will work in about one slam a year. If you think about it, because it's unlikely that you run into a power player in full throttle 0 times on the way to making it deep. He lost his one chance this year IMO. However a good showing at Roland Garros will give him confidence for Wimbledon.
     
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  19. Blinkism

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    Fixed it for you.
     
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    How did I know Blinky was certain to post in this thread? :lol:

    Genius me :wink:
     
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  21. vortex1

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    What slams?
     
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    typical "sensationalistic" heading. I don't see anything wrong in what murray said
     
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    Exactly. How players perform in slams are what players are remembered for. Murray states that, and somehow is getting bashed. Some people just can't be right for trying I guess.
     
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  24. Sentinel

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    C'mon guys, he said Slam performances NOT Slam titles.

    He's reached the FINALs of 2 slams, and in both been beaten by Federer.
    2 slam finals at this tender age is a decent performance. He is clearly destined for greatness, and some jaw-dropping performances.
     
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    Having missed 2010 by just one slam, one measly slam, surely Murray can hope for all four in 2011.
     
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    LOL @ jaw-dropping performances :) :)
     
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  27. Anaconda

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    Who cares if he wins 0 slams? Guys like Nalbandian and Rios, on this discussion board are held in higher regard than players who have achieved more. Sad, but true.
     
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  28. sonicare

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    I don't have a problem judging him on slams. HE clearly sucks.
     
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    And you are ranked what exactly...:confused:
     
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    Murry... Slams [​IMG]
     
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  31. zagor

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    Hehe,I see what you did there :)
     
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