Originally Posted by batz
And the USO.
Nothing has really changed much for Murray - he went through Nole and Roger to win the OG and would have had to do the same at the USO had Roger made semis. Had he won the AO, he would also have gone through Roger and Nole.
I'm struggling to see why Rafa's absence has had much bearing on Murray's OG and USO wins.
Murray's 5-13 vs Rafa, and especially last couple of years has been unable to get past Rafa in the slams - 2011 USO, Wimby and RG. Maybe it's a bad matchup for him. It could have played out differently, but based on the stats, you would have to think that Murray's certainly one
of the beneficiaries.