Reed: True number one Murray will win US Open

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  1. Wolland

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    it's cool, don't worry about it. ;)
     
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  3. grafselesfan

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    True #1 without even winning a slam. What blind homerism. Federer atleast is a many time and recent multiple slam champion. That being said for me the true #1 is Nadal as he lost it through injury rather than by Federer outperforming him to take it.
     
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    The true #1 is the player who wins the most slams in a year -- with RARE exception. Part of being a great player is playing. That's why Fed is #1 now and Nadal isn't.
     
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    Your first sentence pretty much sums it up. What else do you expect him to say?
     
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    ^^ id have to agree
    i think to some extent being #1 with no slams doesnt really stick out as much as compared to federer and nadal winnings..
     
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    The rankings never lie, the true #1 is Roger Federer. If/when Murray has the most points then he will be #1. Geez, it seems like a lot of media are in a hurry to anoint Murray before he crosses the finish line, I don't recall ever seeing anything like this about Fed and Nadal before they were #1 (and Nadal had 5 slams before he got there). Don't get me wrong, I think Murray will get there, but I'd rather wait for him to achieve it before talking about it.
     
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    I agree with part of that. However, can we be sure that Federer wouldn't still be no.1 if Nadal wasn't injured?? Who's to say a fully fit Rafa would win Wimbledon???



    Murray however.....what the **** is he on about?
     
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  9. P_Agony

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    I didn't like this article. I don't mind Reed saying Murray is the true #1 at the moment. Heck, I might even somewhat agree. What bothers me is that he claims Fed was handed both Wimbledon and the FO, and that is simply a false and biased prespective.

    Fed had to fight hard to win both titles, and was close on a few occasions to lose both. Those are the first two slams he won by heart rather by pure skill. Lost all respect I had for Reed.
     
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    lol have you seen all of the hate comments about that guy at the bottom of the article? TBH i do think he is talking a load of rubbish. Nobodies the "true" number one Federer earned it back and Murray will have to earn it if he wants the top spot.
     
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    The real #1 is the player who has the most points at the moment, and that's Federer.
     
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    Yeah the comments were pretty funny. There was a really amusingly optimistic one about Nadal which was amusing.
     
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    I really like Murray, but this is just rubbish. Roger is current No. 1 and that's it. And if Murray is a true number one, then that makes Roger an untrue No. 1.:confused: Okay, Andy is a great player, he is in form of his life, but that doesn't make him the best player in the world. He is yet to prove himself by winning a major. And all this rubbish uttered by Reed won't help Murray. Extra pressure and huge expectations can only affect him in a bad way.
     
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  14. luckyboy1300

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    federer DID outperform nadal on both the slams. when you're the champ, you outperformed anyone.
     
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    How can Murray be a true #1, when Federer is the current holder of 3 GS?

    As for the USO. I expect Djokovic to put a challenge and maybe even win it. Roddick has a shout as well IMO.
     
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    LOL Djokovic wont win the U.S Open. Unless he gets a gift draw like Cincinnati he will probably go out around the round of 16, maybe the quarters at best.
     
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  17. Wolland

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    I actually think he might reach semis. Or maybe even win, who knows. And yes, there's no such thing as 'gift draw' on ATP tour.
     
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    Lol calm down guys, some british tosser wrote an article about how big of a murraytard he is.

    no reason for alarm
     
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    I think it's totally wrong to call him a "Murraytard".

    Reed is known for his very strange comments on ALL things, to put it down to him being a Brit is missing the mark.
     
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    If Fed was handed Wimbledon, he did so by beating the player who beat Murray!
     
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    +1 well put, it was the insane british media that made him loose Wimbledon
     
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  23. Feña14

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    What does that have to do with anything? :confused:
     
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    True number 3 Andy Murray has won zero slams.

    bye bye Simon enjoy your tea cup!
     
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    I think I remember him saying sometime around IW this year that Verdasco is gonna reach #1 in the world or something so yeah pretty strange fellow.
     
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  26. Feña14

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    I remember something along those lines aswell, he's just a bit fanciful and likes to be controversial I think.
     
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  27. Cesc Fabregas

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    Simon Reed is a bandwagon jumping clown.
     
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    It is silly for him to say that now. However, if Murray wins Cincinnati and the US Open (both of which are not unlikely), then he would likely be #1.
     
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    Well I think he's due a good performance there, he looked motivated and surely wants to prove himself that he's still there at the top.

    Maybe we'll get a better indication tonight.
     
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    I can't believe that the player who won the last 2 slams, and 3 of the last 4 who is currently #1 in the rankings is NOT the true #1. Unbelievable.

    And where does Reed come off making this statement? Based on what? The fact that Murray looks to be playing well and won a couple non-slam tournaments? What happened against Roddick at Wimbledon? Why is that not considered?
     
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    As I said on the other thread - Reed is a bawbag who is best ignored. He's as mental as his brother was - and he was madder than a bag of frogs.
     
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    Here is Simon giving excuses for Murray's loss at AO 2009 and also annointing Verdasco as a top 5 player, as usual full of BS

    Simon Reed: All over for Federer?

    Eurosport - Wed, 11 Feb 09:32:00 2009

    It's easy to look at Andy Murray's early exit in Melbourne and think that he must be disappointed at having gone out relatively early - but I really believe there's more to it.

    I saw him around the place a lot and interviewed him several times, and to me he looked very under the weather: as if he'd really picked up a nasty virus. If I'm right, then it's all credit to him that he didn't say a word about it.

    Even still, it was a tight match anyway, one that Murray was winning for a long time until Verdasco caught fire - and Verdasco is in the form of his life anyway, and went on to give Nadal a heck of a match later in the tournament.

    I still believe that Andy wasn't right when he went into that match - he had a massive cold sore on his face, his legs looked leaden, and when you're talking about tennis at that level then a bug can make a critical difference of a few per cent.

    Had he over trained and weakened his immune system? I've heard people suggest it, but only Andy knows how he felt.

    Either way, it's really part of his maturing process that he refused to blame the defeat on anything other than meeting an opponent who played better on the day.

    As for Verdasco? Well, I've always thought that a leopard can't change his spots - and he's always had a reputation as a bit of a playboy. In fact I've even seen him in action out on the town, getting girls' phone numbers - he's as quick off the court as he is on it!

    But last year he trained with Agassi's former fitness coach Gil Reyes, a fearsome taskmaster who takes no prisoners. He survived the experience, and has become a much better player for it. He's certainly better than Novak Djokovic.

    If he doesn't become a top-five player by the end of the year then you'll know that something has gone wrong
     
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  33. Cesc Fabregas

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    Simon Reed is a *****, he is such a bandwagon hopper.
     
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  34. Omega_7000

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    I Agree! It seems like he is just trying to please the local population with this article...
     
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    Thing is, Cesc and I ARE the local population - but we both know Reed writes rubbish.

    I don't know a single Murray fan who would agree with this. OK, apart from Maximo I don't know a single Murray fan who would agree with this.
     
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    You have to chuckle at all these foreigners who think they know EXACTLY what's going on with the British media and people, they don't have a clue.
     
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  37. coloskier

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    After today, I assume Reed is choking on his beer about now.
     
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    Link in the first post is working, but I can't find this article on eurosport's website right now...
     
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  39. Cesc Fabregas

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    Yeah exactly Simon Reed talks plain crap full stop! He said Verdasco could get to no.1 earlier in the year.
     
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  40. English media are world-famous for blowing things out of proportions, if England wins 1-0 against Iceland in qualifying for the World Cup in football the English press/tabloids are writing their headlines with HUGE letters "We will win the World Cup" or "England are the best in the world". I understand that it sells but it is sometimes ridiculous.
    Simon Reed is a noob who didnt know who Andy Murray was 3 years ago and i hope he feel really embarrased right now.
     
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  41. Heyy batz, hows it going today!? Great day isnt it!!:twisted::)
     
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  42. FedNad316

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    Dont worry......here is the excuse simon reed gave when Murray lost at AO 2009 to Verdasco
    "I still believe that Andy wasn't right when he went into that match - he had a massive cold sore on his face, his legs looked leaden, and when you're talking about tennis at that level then a bug can make a critical difference of a few per cent."

    He will surely come up with Tired, Too much tennis, Not enough time to rest, Not Motivated enough......excuses.........:):)

    Just wait for em to come
     
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  43. Wow, this guy really is something else!? Im eagerly awaiting his comments
     
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    Why? They're meaningless...just like Sampras' comments. :)
     
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  45. They are, but at the same time its fun to watch what his limits are...:)
     
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    LOL Now it's official. This man is an idiot. I just can't believe that Eurosport constantly presents this bloke as an expert. Reeds thinks that... Simon believes... Blah, blah, blah... I mean, haven't they seen what people think about his expert analysys. By the way, I don't think he guessed anything right.
     
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    I lost all respect for him a while ago, one article he states that Venus and Serena are the best, a few weeks later they will struggle to stay at the top. He slated Fed at the beginning of the year, then calls him the best ever after Wimby, now states he is not the true no 1, and was gifted both his GS?

    He also stated that Bartoli could become of of the top players also (lol). His articles are very biased, no real supporting evidence to go along with them, I wonder whether he actually watches the matches sometimes or whether he just drools over whoever is flavour of the month.
     
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    Reed.... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Please continue the exellent jinxing job. We're obliged and bowing down to your immense powers. :p
     
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    Looks like true #1 received spanking today by false #1.
     
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