Murray says he will be #1 this year

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  1. oy vey

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    I love that attitude... Doesnt mean it will or wont be so, but at least he is focused on that goal, good for him and good for all of us who can be witnesses to fights to the "death" for a grasp at No. 1!!!

    Makes the tour so much more interesting
     
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    I'm a big believer he will be.

    If the rankings remain the same for Wimbledon, he'll ofcourse meet Federer in the Semi finals. I believe he'll beat Federer in 5 extremely tight sets with the British support behind him.

    After that its Nadal in the final .. and i'd have money to win that.... saying that he doesn't, STILL leaves him with a huge chance.

    People on this board, especially the hardcore Federer and Nadal fans fail to see just how far Murray has come with his game since going out last year to Nadal in Wimbledon.

    He's improved his second serve hugely!

    Anyway, after winning or being a finalist @ Wimby, i reckon he'll just out muscle Nadal in Master's series victories (being a better hardcourter), thus moving him to second.

    ...to cap it all off he'll win the US Open.

    Accumilating enough points to finish the year in 1st.
     
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    It was that kind of dedication and desire that kept Nadal going when Federer was at the top.

    It's highly unlikely he'll finish at number one but it's great for the game that he's goint to push Nadal as hard as he possibly can.
     
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    Here's a statistic for you.

    In all the years since murray has turned pro .. there hasn't be one in which he hasn't moved up the rankings drastically.
     
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    Number 1 in the Universe it is then! ;)
     
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    So arrogant
     
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  8. Tennis_Maestro

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    Get real bro.

    Ambitious is more the word.
     
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  9. clayman2000

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    he says he "thinks" he can become no 1. He doesn't say he is the best player in the world but merely he thinks he may be able to become no 1. Great attitude, and right now he is clearly the number 2 player behind rafa
     
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    =[ i was being sarcastic, I agree with Murray, I think he has the skills to get to number one
     
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    I think Murray will easily overtake Djokovic.

    Overtaking Federer is not going to be easy but is possible.

    Overtaking Nadal -- that, my friends, ain't gonna happen this year.
     
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    You need to believe it first in order to get there.
     
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    No chance he will be NO.1 by the end of the year his incompentence on clay and grass will make sure of that.
     
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    Delusional. Nadal already has collected many more points in the early going on hard courts, so Murray would do well to even outperform Nadal, the very determined and now formidable hard court player, enough on hard courts from here to even break even. Then on clay he has no shot to even come close to the points Nadal will achieve, even in the unlikely event he won Wimbledon (which I doubt). I like both players but this is crazy talk.
     
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    he seems like he'd be a good clay courter based on his movement and grinder mentality. Will be interesting to see how he does at RG this year.
     
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    The aroggance of the man ceases to amaze me he hasn't even won a freakin major yet and he's talking about being world number 1 after kind of laughable seeing he just got blown off the court by the world number 1, overrated clown.
     
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    You are a blind British homer. Nuff said.
     
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    How many points is Murray behind Nadal?
     
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    About 7,000
     
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    Murray will not be number one unless for some flukey reason both Fed and Rafa get injured and can't play tennis. Rafa demolished him last weekend and that's not to say that he won't ever beat Rafa again, but he has a lot of work to do.
     
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    ...and you are an ignorant flipping newbie that believes Monica Seles was better than Martina Navratilova.
     
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    Since this new ATP World thing, i dont know whether that is a big gap or not. :-?
     
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    I can't wait for post US Open when i can bump this thread and be treated with royalty by all of you.

    I actually am not too fond of Murray as a person and only really ever support the guy in grandslams, so calling me a homer is far off the mark.
     
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  25. Cesc Fabregas

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    Even if he wins the USO he wont end the year NO.1 so I don't know what your trying to say.
     
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    How do you know he is incompetent on clay? Murray didnt start playing like the way he is until Wimbledon of last year. Like a previous person said he moves well, is solid from the ground and creates points. I see him being able to be a decent clay player if he keeps playing like this

    as for Grass he has a big advantage. He plays at home, and has the crowd on his side. He lost last year in the quarters to Rafa in straights, hwoever he had just come of a 5 setter against Gasquet and he really wasn't quite ready for thats stage of a major

    If he had your attitude he would never become world number 1
     
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    Final @ Wimby, a collection of Master's series events, coupled with a few ATP one's plus the US Open and he'll be number 1.

    ^^ That in all, is a very strong possibility.

    I also wouldn't rule out the possibility of Nadal becoming injured.
     
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  28. Cesc Fabregas

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    Murray's lack of respect to Nadal and Federer angers me they are both far superior players to the overhyped HC specialist.
     
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    If Seles wasnt stabbed she would probably have more slams than Navratilova so hardly unbelievable. Seles already had 8 slams at an age Navratilova was still years from even winning her first.

    I laugh at your accessment of Murray's chances this year and what he will do and calling others Federer and Nadal homers. I dont even like Federer and I expect he will probably outrank Murray by years end. Murray has absolutely no chance to surpass Nadal. If I just blindly picked by favorite like you I would say Verdasco will be the year end #1. I will save your quote though, will be good to laugh at come years end.
     
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    Lets applaude this guy for actually thinking for himself and not giving in to all the mediocre hype about Murray only being accomplished on hardcourt.
     
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    Nadal's year will consist of 4 or 5 master series and 3 majors he will end the year numero uno. Can't wait till the wheels fall off the Murray bandwagon.
     
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    Exactly. He would probably still be ranked #3 behind Federer even if he won the U.S Open (which I wouldnt even bet on happening). At most he would eke out the #2 ranking in this case.
     
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    lack of respect......did u see his speech after loosing to Nadal, all he did was praise Rafa. And last i checked he has beaten Fed 4 times in a row (five if you count the exhibition) so it looks like he owns all but Rafa

    And before you say well what about the AO, well cut the man some slack, eh lost to the hottest player on tour
     
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    on top of the net, ready to put away an easy volle
    that's why he's so amazing. His game, attitude, and mental strength are starting to come together. Once he gets the full package, he'll be LIKE FED IN HIS PRIME! And one of the commentators during indian wells said that the scary thing about murray is that he's only going to get better from here.
     
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    Cesc - chill out for a minute will you. The IF in his statement is the pertinent word or do you think he's wrong about the relationship between service/return numbers and ranking?

    He's essentially saying if I keep a 91% win ratio for a whole year then I can be number 1. Don't see what's arrogant or controversial about that.
     
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    Cesc can't help himself. He's an Ingerlund football fan who bears a grudge. Don't think this is about tennis - it isn't.
     
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    Says the one who on another thread rates Becker above McEnroe as well, and called Becker more "versatile" and someone who dominated on clay and grass. Now that is funny. I will leave you alone now, I shouldnt pick on the mentally handicapt.
     
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    Why say it then? he's obviously arrogant he's been matching Petchy and Cowan praise him too much its gone to his head.
     
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    IF IF IF IF IF IF IF

    IF it hadn't rained for a particular day in the year of 2002, Tim Henman would be a Grandslam champion.

    If Roger Federer wasn't around, Andy Roddick would have more than 5 grandslams... and Nadal probably closing in on Sampras's record.

    IF doesn't cut it.

    Okay, we shall see who haves the last laugh. I have already placed a huge bet on Murray finishing either 1st or 2nd in the ranking and i guarantee you in shall happen.
     
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    Don't wind him up! He might spit at you ;)
     
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    Nothing to do with football.
     
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    You and me both know Phil Brown was lying:wink:
     
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    The only reason he beat Murray @ the Indian Wells Masters was because Murray let the conditions get to him.

    Those sorts of conditions are few and far between.

    I predict 2 slams for Nadal, he won't win Wimbledon and he definetely won't pull it off @ the US .. especially as his body will be too tired.
     
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    The players have these things called press conferences Cesc. They are asked questions at them. Now you know this, see if you can figure it out for yourself why he said it.
     
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    Rafter, a far superior serve/volley player to Henman, would have beaten Henman in the final in this case. Rafter was the one victimized of the title by Ivanisevic's rain delay savour in the semis, not Henman. Again more British homer-ism from you.

    Nadal only lost at most 2 slams to Federer. He wouldnt be within sniffing distance of any record right now.

    Being stabbed in the back by a knife from a criminal is not your typical what if. I wouldnt expect someone who actually believes Murray is this years #1 to see that of course.
     
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    Oh please. You are like every other simpleton you give in to all mediocre hype. McEnroe is hyped up for than Becker by the media because of his on court antics. Becker also won slams in Sampras and Aggasi's era. Let's please stick to the debate anyway.

    When the US Open finishes ... i'll be expecting a massive appology.
     
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    He didn't have to say he will end the year no.1 though
    He could have said things like 'I have had a great start to the year' and cliches like that etc. Now I wouldn't blame him if he had his sights set of Djokers number 3 spot but talk of being number 1 is ridicoulus.
     
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    heheh, he's such a nerd..calculated it down to a exact number. Or just messing with the reporter. Either way, I love it. Good for him.
     
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    the big thing that people forget is that murray isnt defending very many points except at a few tourneys, fed and nadal on the other hand, are defending their points at nearly every tourney, not gaining any, but defending those they have.

    take this for example

    in a tourney that nadal won but murray went out early early in last years appearance. IF, and i do mean if, in the same tourney this year nadal looses early by some miracle and murray wins it, that one tourney can be over a 1500 point swing in points.

    they key isnt in Murrays hands, its in Nadals, he has to losoe and fail to defend the bulk of his point for murray to pull it off, not likely but possible none the less.

    if you dont believe it can happen, as i dont, you still have to admire his drive and determination. everyone is so quick to forget a simple injury, sprained ankle, pulled hamstring etc can lead to the loss of thousands of points, ask davydanko. its not impossible, but not likely either. i can however see him taking the #2 ranking if fed doesnt get his head held back up.
     
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    After just praising Murray, i am now going to praise Rafa.
    Rafa had everythng going for him coming into the final, he was a clear favourite and put down Murray even when the wind was not as much a factor

    How do you know Rafa will not win Wimby or the US open Right now i have him as the favourite for both.
    He is the defending champ at Wimbledon, i think he has even improved since then
     
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