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Does Murray have a chance of reaching top 5 by the end of 2008?

I think he'll be top 8 for sure but what do you guys think of his chances of being top 5? We've definitely seen improvement from last season where he managed to finish just outside the top 10 despite missing two grandslams. I don't really see the Tsonga defeat as significant.

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Re: Does Murray have a chance of reaching top 5 by the end of 2008?

It's possible. I think he will finish 10-6 personally but with a little luck in draws and staying healthy 5 or 4 are possible. Certainly he has miniscule chances of getting close to the top 3, they are still a fair bit ahead in terms of consitency and mentality.

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Re: Does Murray have a chance of reaching top 5 by the end of 2008?

He has a great chance because he has no points to defend at the next 2 Slams. He has big points in IW and Miami, then zip until practically the USO.
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Re: Does Murray have a chance of reaching top 5 by the end of 2008?

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He has a great chance because he has no points to defend at the next 2 Slams. He has big points in IW and Miami, then zip until practically the USO.
points to defend dont matter when you talk about year end ranking

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Re: Does Murray have a chance of reaching top 5 by the end of 2008?

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Re: Does Murray have a chance of reaching top 5 by the end of 2008?

Yes, he stands a reasonable chance. I'd say after the top 3 it's pretty open and probably 10-15 guys have a reasonable chance of making #4 or 5.

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Re: Does Murray have a chance of reaching top 5 by the end of 2008?

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points to defend dont matter when you talk about year end ranking

This is true. Maybe I should read the OP more closely :retard:

My answer is still yes, he has a chance.
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Re: Does Murray have a chance of reaching top 5 by the end of 2008?

Why not?
As long as he stays injury free. I dont see much better than him outside of the top 3.
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Re: Does Murray have a chance of reaching top 5 by the end of 2008?

There's always a chance. He can certainly pass Roddick, Davydenko, Youzhny, Blake, Berdych and Nalbandian which would get him to 6. With no points to defend at a lot of big tournaments, this should be his true breakthrough year.

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Re: Does Murray have a chance of reaching top 5 by the end of 2008?

I think he will reach top5, but not yet this year. This 1st round loss in Melbourne really decreases his chances to become top5 at the end of the year.

To achieve this he will probably have to reach semifinals in Wimbledon and New York and play at least a groundsolid clay court season.
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Re: Does Murray have a chance of reaching top 5 by the end of 2008?

no way. he'll bomb out without gilbert in his corner
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Re: Does Murray have a chance of reaching top 5 by the end of 2008?

Top 3 is the only secure spot!

4 and above are all up for grabs!
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Re: Does Murray have a chance of reaching top 5 by the end of 2008?

Well after Federer and Nadal, the rest are pansies, so i say yes.

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Re: Does Murray have a chance of reaching top 5 by the end of 2008?

I'd like to see him be more constantly aggressive. His game is good enough but he seems to want to play 10 shots when he could finish the point off in 4. I think unless he does this he will struggle against the top players late on in slams and even masters.
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Re: Does Murray have a chance of reaching top 5 by the end of 2008?

where is he ranked now?
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