Many seem to think that Murray will win his first Slam in 2012. If so, which do you think it will be and why?
I never thought Henman would win a slam and would have been surprised if he had. He only had 1 slam he was a contender to win and there were bigger fish there than he. I remember thinking at the time of Wimbledon 2001 that was his best chance. He should have beaten him pigeon Ivanisevic in the semis (I am glad as heck he didnt and that Ivanisevic won Wimbledon that year mind you) and was hurt by the rain delay bigtime, however I would have given him little chance against Rafter in the final even if he had won. Rafter is basically a better version of Henman's game. Wimbledon 2002 some thought he had a shot but he wasnt even in good form there and I always knew Hewitt would dismantle him badly in the semis since he is Hewitt's beetch.I am pretty sure it will not beWimbledon because of the pressuere. Ao most probably because US open has the atmosphere which is crazy and Muzzy is prone to choking in those situations. I still do not want to believe he'll not win a slam, cmon he's twice the talent Henman was, and everyone thought Timmy will win a slam eventually.
Yeah, the French is very unlikely. He did improve on clay quite a bit last year though, he should of beaten Djokovic in Rome, pushed Nadal hard in Monte Carlo before he injured his arm, then made the semis for the first time. I think the other 3 are just too good on clay for him though.French Open- He will never win the French barring a major upset, or futher massive improvements in his clay game.
Wimbledon- The competition is weaker here. Federer surprisignly isnt a good grass court player anymore, Djokovic's worst surface is still grass. Nadal is probably his toughest obstacle here, but Nadal is on slight decline and isnt untouchable here like on clay, although he has never lost to Murray on a natural surface. The hardest obstacle here is the home pressure. Berdych and Tsonga are also very dangerous here.
Yeah, the French is very unlikely. He did improve on clay quite a bit last year though, he should of beaten Djokovic in Rome, pushed Nadal hard in Monte Carlo before he injured his arm, then made the semis for the first time. I think the other 3 are just too good on clay for him though.
As for Wimbledon, I agree. I think he would beat Federer on the surface these days, Djokovic would be an interesting match up, whilst Nadal has always caused him problems on grass for some reason. Berdych could also be a problem, as he is on any surface for Murray. I don't think Tsonga is too much of a concern though, they've met on grass a few times over the last few years and Murray seems to have that one covered. I also don't believe the pressure is on him as much as it's made out to be, I don't think he feels it that much either. Henman had it for sure, but Murray is a totally different personality and I think he quite likes it. He says he enjoys being able to stay in his own home, which I think helps.
I think the Australian Open or Wimbledon are the most likely. For some reason I don't fancy him at the US Open, there's a big lead up to it with all the North America hard court tournaments and alot of players are usually in good form by then. There are too many contenders for that one to make it a likely place for him to win imo.
Yeah, New York suits his personality and the court matches his game very well, so it's a reasonable prediction for him to make.JMac has predicted several times that Murray will win his first slam at the USO. So who knows?