Originally Posted by mariecon
This statement is ridiculous. What you are saying is a player is only as good as his last match. Taking the logic from your statement I guess we can say that Rosol is a better player than Nadal because he beat him the last time they played. Federer just beat Murray handily at the WTF's in November. Perhaps you forgot that. What a difference 2 months make huh.
Murray in the last year has made 3 slam finals, won one, and won the Olympics. Federer in the last year plus has made only 1 slam final (which he won), and won no other major events unless one considers Cincinnati. Murray has also won 3 of their last 4 matches. Based on that I would say Murray is the better player right now, despite the rankings. Obviously many agree with me, as in previewing the Australian Open final the ESPN continously referred to it as the two best players in the World right now. The rankings will follow suit soon enough in all likelihood.