I was convinced of Murray's abilities after watching him beat Roddick at Wimbledon last year. It reminded me of Federer's 2003 demolition of Roddick (which was Fed's breakout performance). Right now, he looks like top 5 in ability. The ranking should catch up sooner or later.
Originally Posted by Moose Malloy
Murray & Nadal are changing what I thought was necessary to get to the top in todays game. Defense seems to be more important than offense nowadays.
This is a great observation, Moose. It is almost like in NBA where, gradually defense came to dominate as athletes got better and better (until they changed the rules a couple of years ago to help the offense).