What can we expect from Andy Murray in 2014?

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  1. Russeljones

    Russeljones G.O.A.T.

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    Andy did very well at the Australian Open in 2013, he skipped the clay and triumphed at Wimbledon. The hard court season was disappointing and his exit at Flushing Meadows was a bit of a shock. I reckon they thought long and hard about the timing of the operation and it must be calculated to give Murray the maximum chance of preparing to mount a challenge for the Australian Open next year.

    I think 2 Slam wins (AO & Wimbledon) are a realistic yield for him.

    What is he going to achieve? Will he be so fresh he'll win three Slams?
     
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  2. ripitup

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    I see Nadal winning 3 or perhaps all 4 majors next year. Murray might take the other one. Even if I am wrong on Nadal I would still say probably only 1 for Murray. He has never been a dominant player, and isnt going to start anytime soon with superior players such as Nadal and Djokovic still going strong.
     
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  3. TennisCJC

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    My guess is we will be lucky to see Andy even play the AO much less win it. Maybe regains competitive form by middle of next year.

    But, never regaining top form is a real concern with a back surgery.
     
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  4. ripitup

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    Yes coming back from back surgery the Australian Open is a 2 horse race between Nadal and Djokovic at this point (a race which will be won as always of late between the two by Nadal). The French is never a possability for Murray. So Murray realistically only has 2 chances at majors next year- Wimbledon and the U.S Open. He will be happy if he takes 1 of the 2 somehow.
     
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  5. Goosehead

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    murray is a lock in for the AO in 2014..now he is 100% healthy as doctors said he would be.

    doctors are pleased with the operation perfomed ages ago on Monday morning..so andy without being limited by injury like he has been in 2012-1013 will probably completely destroy the tennis universe. :neutral:
     
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  6. Max G.

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    2 slam wins is unreasonable. 1 would be a good year, 0 a bad year.

    I think realistically, we can expect 1-2 finals, and 0-1 wins out of those.
     
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  7. Russeljones

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    I don't see a reason to be cynical, the boy has proved himself. I don't like his demeanor but as a tennis player he is definately Nadal and Djokovic's equal.
     
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  8. ripitup

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    Sure. 13 slams = 6 slams = 2 slams all at virtually the same age.
     
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  9. He just had back surgery. Give him time let us see his play and then we can judge.
     
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  10. La_Para

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    I don't think he'll be much of a factor at the AO to be honest. He's going to have to find his rhytm again, get into shape and play a lot of matches to get into top shape again while the AO isn't that far away. On top of that he's still recuperating at the moment from surgery, but you never know, he might surprise everyone.

    So I don't fancy his chances at the AO, I don't see him making an impact at the French, which leaves Wimbledon and the US open.

    While he has won Wimbledon this year I don't think he's a lock for the title. His level there isn't as far removed from the rest of the field as say prime Fedal. I don't see him dominating there, so while he may win the title I wouldn't say he's an overwhelming favourite, especially since we don't know how he'll be after surgery.

    The US open is a bit like Wimbledon, I don't see him dominating there. He might win it but he'll be fighting hard to do so.

    So realistically he can end up anywhere between 0-2 slams. I don't think he's going to win them back to back, if I listen to my gut feeling then I don't think he'll win a slam next year at all, all things taken in consideration. But if he's in good shape one slam shouldn't be out of the question.
     
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  11. Fiji

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    Maybe wins Wimbledon. Either him or Federer's last slam.
     
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  12. Graf=GOAT

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    lol...that has got to be a joke. Nadal will win 2 slams max next year.
     
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  13. bullfan

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    I think it's hard to say at this point until we know what kind of shape his back is in after rehab.
     
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