Originally Posted by Bobby Jr
Well, Gimelstob is wrong in his comment about Murray's eliteness but if Murray could hit a down the line forehand as well as anyone else in the top 8 he'd be a much harder player to beat. He may have even picked up a few more scalps of the top players on the big stages too.
That's how I took it; Murray, for whatever reasons - nerves or lack of confidence - doesn't trust the FH DTL on big points. JG should have said 'to consistently beat the elites, Murray needs to add this to his shot selection.' And he was absolutely right that it was the shot for that situation; Joker wasn't close to covering the line - and on a windy day throwing up a topspin lob was the last shot to try to pull off.