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Has Murray peaked?

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by pjhill (U4369533) 26 November 2009
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Murray's not at his best at the moment, but are we seeing someone whose game isn't going to improve much more even when he is at his best? There isn't an area of his game that's better than it was a year ago, and you might say his attacking play and serving aren't as good as then. Murray needs to add another dimension to his game to stay at the top and I hope it's there to see when he turns out at the Australian Open.

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posted Nov 28, 2009

I don't think Murray has peaked at 22, but I feel that both Djokovic and Del Potro have more potential.

BTW what happened to Blake? He was all over the American media and even the BBC two years ago for no sane reason I could think of.

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posted Nov 28, 2009

Hey I am not from the UK and I sure hope Murray can win a GS or two. Why cant so many UK people be more cheerful and stand behind him.
SO many of you, when it comes to Andy, don't seemed to be in a particularly affable mood.
when was the LAST TIME England had any contender? So be glad that Andy is one of the top players in the world. Support him as long as you dont make him the GOAT be4 winning any GS.

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posted Nov 28, 2009

" Don't forget he's only 22 so neither physically nor mentally at his peak which is generally expected for sportsman at around 27."
Sorry mate but I TOTALLY disagree. In tennis if you don't win anything from age 19-23 then your chances do get smaller. Murray needs to start winning RIGHT NOW. I cant think of ANY top player that had never won a GS by age 23 or 24. Any?? And I dont mean a one time wonder GS and be GONE for ever.

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posted Nov 28, 2009

elche2002

Think a bit harder then, becasue the answer is Lendl and Rafter

Significantly, both were around at the same time as TWO sets of legends, Connor / Mac for Lendl and Sampras / Agassi for Rafter

Age is irrelevant until you are around 27. Agassi only won one Slam before the age of 24, because he was dwarfed by the competitors that Courier and Sampras were, plus the still evergreen Becker and Edberg

Hence, we need to look closer. For instance Del Potro is one of the youngest players in the top 100, there are no 'teenage sensations' coming through and hence none (perhaps one!!) in the Top 100

All this coupled by the fact that Federer is not going to last forever and Nadal due to his knees and having to change his entire body shape may already have gone (like Becker and Wilander at the same age) means that Murray has to keep believing and keep making the small improvements he is making and a Slam must surely come his way

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posted Nov 28, 2009

I agree he has to start winning now.

But remember Andre agassi won Wimbledon in 30s so it can still be achieved.

Same with big goran, but yeh would help if andy could do it sooner rather than later.

Its wide open now tho, weve had Djokovic, Murray, Tsonga, del-potro and soderling reaching finals in the last couple years so anything can happen

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comment by rrrrrs (U12691330)

posted Nov 28, 2009

He's a tosspiece!!

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posted Nov 28, 2009

elche2002

what age was goran ivanisovich (spelling?) when he won wimbledon?

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posted Nov 28, 2009

Folks you are missing the mark. Point is that this is the time for Murray to be winning the GS. Like Rafa he is prone to injuries and doing a full schedule will not help him. He had copied Rafa style of play and even buffed his upper body. How long can he continued staying healthy before he can actually win a GS?

Very few top players had already won a few slams by age 24. Never impossible but after that it becomes harder specially if you had never won your first one. By having a GS under your belt it gives you a huge amount of confidence to your ego and your playing style

Agassi? Well now we do know that he used drugs and for sure took someone else place. Had he been penalized he could have been out for a yr or two and his career would had been over. Agassi will always have a black stain on his record.

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posted Nov 28, 2009

Agassi's penalty would have been 6 months out, but nevertheless, Murray must do something next year or, as you say, it will get harder to win one if he doesn't.

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posted Nov 30, 2009

I posed the question earlier in these blogs "what has happened to Kim Sears?"

Now that it has been revealed that she and Andy have broken up, I pose a further question:

Does AM's loss of form coincide with his losing Kim?

Any comments, people?

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