It is not feelings but it is facts and here it is: The number of matches the top 4 faced one of the top 20: Rafael Nadal 15 matches (12 different players) Roger Federer 9 (7 players) Novak Djokovic 12 (9 players) Andy Murray 10 (7 players) won 8 (2 of them against injured Nadal in Rotterdam and against injured Verdasco in Miami) Even though he won tournaments and he wasn't tested: Rotterdam: Nadal played Tsonga and Monfils before reaching the final while Murray didn't play any top 20 till beating injured Nadal in the final. Indian Wells: Nadal played Nalbandian , Del Potro and Roddick before the final while Murray played Robredo(clay courter) and Federer before falling to Rafa in the final. I am also surprised of people tipping him to play well on clay and compete with Rafa, how come? His record is 11-14 and had never won a clay tournament. It took Nadal years to improve his hardcourt play and to win a slam although his record was far better than murray's record on clay and he had also won some hard court tournaments so how come murray be one of the favourites on clay all of a sudden as people say in a lot of forums!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Besides his movement is bad on clay and the ball bounce high and his serve is neutralized (Agassi was a good baseliner maybe better than murray and was not good on clay). On grass he will do well but not as Roger or Rafa, both are far better than him and also the ball bounces very low and won't help his defensive style. To cut it short murray is a hardcourt specialist and even his success on hard courts in the beginning of the season was kind of luck as he didn't face likes of Nalbandian, Tsonga, Monfils,Wawrinka,Simon and Gonzalez as Rafa faced.