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Re: What Murray needs to surpass Safin and Hewitt?

Originally Posted by Clydey View Post
Murray was competing with and beating some of the best players of the previous era when he was 18/19.
And? He was also routinely getting taken to the cleaners by post-prime Federer at Slams and only managed to eek out a Slam win over him a few days ago when, by any unbiased observation, Federer isn't even remotely close to the heights he reached in his prime.

Murray is much luckier with the era he peaked at than Safin and Hewitt were. All the rivals Murray has to face put together are not such an iron walls to the Slam gates as a prime Federer was.

MTF games Grand Slam titles:

Suicide Tennis - Wimbledon 2014
Fill-In-The-Draw - US Open 2014

Other titles:

Suicide Tennis - Masters 1000: Madrid 2015; ATP 250: Kuala Lumpur 2014 and Metz 2015; 2 finals lost (Wimbledon 2015, Dubai 2015)
Fill-In-The-Draw - ATP 500 Rotterdam 2013 and ATP 250 Geneva 2015
Tennis-Tipping - Vicenza CH 2014 and Todi CH 2014 (with vn01); 6 finals lost
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