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batz 02-05-2013 09:50 AM

Murray - I can win Roland Garros
 
http://www.scotsman.com/sport/tennis...open-1-2775419

Hmmmm. Nothing is impossible, but if Rafa is anything like his usual self then he'll be winning RG - and that's before we mention Nole, Roger or even Ferrer!

I've heard that Lendl genuinely believes Murray can do serious damage on the dirt - I guess stranger things have happened at sea.

Headshotterer 02-05-2013 09:52 AM

LOL. Murray struggled against a 31 year old Federer and he thinks he can win the French, his worst surface?

batz 02-05-2013 09:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Headshotterer (Post 7193205)
LOL. Murray struggled against a 31 year old Federer and he thinks he can win the French, his worst surface?

There are a lot of reasons for thinking Murray won't win RG - his performance in the AO semis isn't one of them.

Incidentally, can a player really struggle if they are never behind in the match?

Carsomyr 02-05-2013 09:56 AM

If he doesn't believe this, why even play it?

We can all have doubts about his ability to win it (and we all probably should), but if he has doubts, that would be cause for criticism. I like the attitude.

Gonzo_style 02-05-2013 10:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Headshotterer (Post 7193205)
LOL. Murray struggled against a 31 year old Federer and he thinks he can win the French, his worst surface?

Murray has a good attitude, if you don't believe in yourself, you will not achieve anything!

Murray doesn't care about 31 year old Federer, most important thing is that he played in AO final

batz 02-05-2013 10:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Carsomyr (Post 7193223)
If he doesn't believe this, why even play it?

We can all have doubts about his ability to win it (and we all probably should), but if he has doubts, that would be cause for criticism. I like the attitude.

I find it interesting that he is speaking in these terms. He has spoken openly before about his chances of winning the other 3 slams - prior to this, I think he'd only ever spoken before of 'doing well' at RG.

Someone is telling him he can win it. Someone whose views Murray holds in very high regard.

kalyan4fedever 02-05-2013 10:01 AM

(Spanish brigade-rafa) says hi

mariecon 02-05-2013 10:03 AM

Well any player who doesn't believe he can win a tournament has no business showing up, especially a top 4 player.

dunlop_fort_knox 02-05-2013 10:03 AM

only if he is lucky enough to meet rafa in the final. otherwise no way he can win it.

tennis_pro 02-05-2013 10:03 AM

I actually believe he has an outside shot. He would need a good draw, though.

batz 02-05-2013 10:05 AM

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Originally Posted by kalyan4fedever (Post 7193239)
(Spanish brigade-rafa) says hi

Quite.

The thing is - he's one of only 4 current players to have taken a set off Rafa @ Monte Carlo and he created 18 BP against the Spaniard in their 2011 RG semi.

Again - I'm not saying I agree with him - but maybe it's not that mental a proposition....OK, it is :)

batz 02-05-2013 10:07 AM

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Originally Posted by tennis_pro (Post 7193251)
I actually believe he has an outside shot. He would need a good draw, though.

He would likely need to be second seed and have Rafa, Roger, Nole, Delpo and Berdych in the other half - even then he'd probably lose to Ferrer :)

cluckcluck 02-05-2013 10:08 AM

haha. Good luck with that Muzzah.

raging 02-05-2013 10:08 AM

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Originally Posted by batz (Post 7193235)
I find it interesting that he is speaking in these terms. He has spoken openly before about his chances of winning the other 3 slams - prior to this, I think he'd only ever spoken before of 'doing well' at RG.

Someone is telling him he can win it. Someone whose views Murray holds in very high regard.

Muzza has also elected to stay on the dirt in April instead of Davis Cup in Coventry(can't say I blame him!).

Ivan is most definitely saying: this is your chance, work harder...every match.

always_crosscourt 02-05-2013 10:08 AM

Strange to come out with this statement now - there is a hell of a lot of tennis to be played before we even get to the clay season.

Carsomyr 02-05-2013 10:09 AM

Murray really should be better on clay than he is. Weren't his formative years spent training on clay in Spain?

Fiji 02-05-2013 10:09 AM

Good to see he has a strong belief in his ability to win.

mariecon 02-05-2013 10:11 AM

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Originally Posted by batz (Post 7193257)
Quite.

The thing is - he's one of only a handful of men to take a set off Rafa @ Monte Carlo and he created 18 BP against the Spaniard in their 2011 semi.

Again - I'm not saying I agree with him - but maybe it's not that mental a proposition....OK, it is :)

MC is highly overrated since it lost it's Masters1000 status. Rarely do all of the top 4 show up. So he took a set off Nadal. He still has never won a clay tournament, nor has he even made it to a clay final. The only way he could win RG is if Djoker, Nadal and Federer are all in the same half and none of them make it to the final. I'd say the chances of that happening are probably a gazillion to one.

batz 02-05-2013 10:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Carsomyr (Post 7193271)
Murray really should be better on clay than he is. Weren't his formative years spent training on clay in Spain?

Bit of a myth this mate. His formative years were spent on hardcourts - many of them indoors.

He was at Sanchez-Casal for just under 2 years from the age of 15.

Hood_Man 02-05-2013 10:12 AM

I genuinely think he can do it...


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