Murray will be in the top 10 by Wimbledon, and top 5 by the end of next year.

TimHenmanATG

Professional
Barring major injury, it appears a foregone conclusion.

The guys currently battling for 10th place have barely amassed 2,500 points. Bloody hell, Kevin Anderson has only just dropped out of the top 20, and he hasn't played for months.

It's not difficult for a top player to attain a high ranking with a modicum of consistency. And Sir Andy - when injury free - is one of the most consistent players on tour.

How exactly could an injury-free GOATray not amass at least ~2,100 more ranking points by July 2020? He's already got 400-odd on his comeback already (I'm including the inevitable 250 which he'll pick up at Antwerp).

Considering he's not even near 100% match-conditioned yet, he'll just get exponentially better in the new year. Imagine just how good he'll be by the time of Wimbers!

I would have backed him to be top 5 by the end of the US Open, but he is obviously going to forsake some of the NA hard-court season as he bids for an iconic THREEpeat at Tokyo (which, incidentally, would be the greatest achievement in the history of tennis).

I don't want to tempt fate, but I imagine that this time next year we'll be discussing Sir GOATray in the context of a potential numero uno in 2021.
 

UnderratedSlam

Hall of Fame
Barring major injury, it appears a foregone conclusion.

The guys currently battling for 10th place have barely amassed 2,500 points. Bloody hell, Kevin Anderson has only just dropped out of the top 20, and he hasn't played for months.

It's not difficult for a top player to attain a high ranking with a modicum of consistency. And Sir Andy - when injury free - is one of the most consistent players on tour.

How exactly could an injury-free GOATray not amass at least ~2,100 more ranking points by July 2020? He's already got 400-odd on his comeback already (I'm including the inevitable 250 which he'll pick up at Antwerp).

Considering he's not even near 100% match-conditioned yet, he'll just get exponentially better in the new year. Imagine just how good he'll be by the time of Wimbers!

I would have backed him to be top 5 by the end of the US Open, but he is obviously going to forsake some of the NA hard-court season as he bids for an iconic THREEpeat at Tokyo (which, incidentally, would be the greatest achievement in the history of tennis).

I don't want to tempt fate, but I imagine that this time next year we'll be discussing Sir GOATray in the context of a potential numero uno in 2021.
Barring major injury, barring too many difficult opponents, barring reality happening, barring him having to face any of the Big 3, barring him having to play Medvedev, barring logic from taking place, barring him missing any serves on clutch points, barring his nerves giving up in crucial tie-breaks and 5th sets...

... he will win all 4 slams by September.

Now where's that Disney script I've been working on... I feel suddenly inspired.
 

James P

Hall of Fame
Agree with the broad premise, disagree with your conclusion. He will get back to the 11-25 range, extremely doubtful he gets to top 10.
 

King No1e

Legend
Top 50 maybe. I'd love to see him back in the elite circles, but I just can't see it happening. Not everyone are immortal ageless superhumans like Fedalovic
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
Barring major injury, it appears a foregone conclusion.

The guys currently battling for 10th place have barely amassed 2,500 points. Bloody hell, Kevin Anderson has only just dropped out of the top 20, and he hasn't played for months.

It's not difficult for a top player to attain a high ranking with a modicum of consistency. And Sir Andy - when injury free - is one of the most consistent players on tour.

How exactly could an injury-free GOATray not amass at least ~2,100 more ranking points by July 2020? He's already got 400-odd on his comeback already (I'm including the inevitable 250 which he'll pick up at Antwerp).

Considering he's not even near 100% match-conditioned yet, he'll just get exponentially better in the new year. Imagine just how good he'll be by the time of Wimbers!

I would have backed him to be top 5 by the end of the US Open, but he is obviously going to forsake some of the NA hard-court season as he bids for an iconic THREEpeat at Tokyo (which, incidentally, would be the greatest achievement in the history of tennis).

I don't want to tempt fate, but I imagine that this time next year we'll be discussing Sir GOATray in the context of a potential numero uno in 2021.
He looks pretty good, but not dazzled by his stuff in Antwerp (not enough improvement:(.)

One match at a time for the Bionic Breaker
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
Top 50 maybe. I'd love to see him back in the elite circles, but I just can't see it happening. Not everyone are immortal ageless superhumans like Fedalovic
With that assessment probably passing Djoko in rankings in 2020.:sneaky:
 

BGod

Legend
Highly unlikely. I think Top 16 in that 14-16 range is the peak for him prior to Wimbledon and that's a maybe.

To get inside Top 10 he's gotta have a few deep runs at Master/Slam level and I don't think he'll do it before then. He probably skips clay.
 

topher

Professional
I love your optimism, but Sir Andy just needs to focus on enjoying tennis and raising his level.
 
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