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2008 Wimbledon 22 36.07%
2008 U.S. Open 26 42.62%
2009 Australian Open 11 18.03%
2009 French Open 2 3.28%
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post #1 of 107 (permalink) Old 06-09-2008, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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Andy Murray: Still Hasn't Reached A Grand Slam QF..

Novak Djokovic has reached the QF stage or better of 6 Grand Slam tournaments.

Marcos Baghdatis has reached the QF stage or better of 3 Grand Slam tournaments.

Richard Gasquet has reached the QF stage or better of 1 Grand Slam tournament (SF of Wimbledon 07').

Tomas Berdych has reached the QF stage or better of 1 Grand Slam tournament (QF of Wimbledon 07').

And even the unpredictable Gael Monfils has reached the QF stage or better of 1 Grand Slam tournament (SF of French Open 08').

So, all of the young talented players "to watch" have all at least reached one Grand Slam QF yet Andy Murray (who it was once thought would be the one to break out instead of Djokovic) hasn't even reached one QF and his Grand Slam results so far more so reflect that of a "journeyman".

Although his wrist injury last year is to blame for him missing two Grand Slam tournaments (French Open and Wimbledon) and disallowed him from being properly prepared for the U.S. Open isn't it still a little disappointing that Murray, who has been Top 10 and could potentially be Top 5 with his quality game, is still yet to make that critical breakthrough to the last 8 of a major tournament?

Is he potentially at risk of becoming a player similar to Paul Henri Mathieu? As in, someone that is very talented yet won't transition into being a credible contender at the majors?

Also, what Grand Slam do you see him reaching his first Grand Slam QF and why?

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Re: Andy Murray: Still Hasn't Reached A Grand Slam QF..

Best time of the season ahead for Murray, no need to worry.

With a favourable draw he could make the quarters at either Wimbledon or the U.S. Open...hopefully both.
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Re: Andy Murray: Still Hasn't Reached A Grand Slam QF..

Hopefully Wimbledon, US Open this year, preferably both.

Time for Mr Murray to man up at the slams and show he can play the big boy matches.
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Re: Andy Murray: Still Hasn't Reached A Grand Slam QF..

I'm thinking most likely Wimbledon as long as he doesn't get a difficult draw.
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I'm thinking most likely Wimbledon as long as he doesn't get a difficult draw.
Time he started to get through difficult draws, really...
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Re: Andy Murray: Still Hasn't Reached A Grand Slam QF..

With a cupcake draw anyone decent can get to a QF of a slam. I like how theres no option after 2009.

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Time he started to get through difficult draws, really...
Yes I was thinking, what would be a difficult draw anyway if he got a 9-12 seeding before the QFs as in there wouldn't be anyone where you would fully expect him to lose to. Roddick would be the most difficult and that's still a very winnable match, and maybe if Gasquet were to start playing well again.

Looking at the seedings, it looks like there is a lot less depth on grass than on the other surfaces - Ferrer, Blake, Davydenko, Wawrinka aren't particularly strong on it but the latter two is irrelevant in terms of the draw since they can't play against each other. Then there are a number of players that are not in form.
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Re: Andy Murray: Still Hasn't Reached A Grand Slam QF..

No option for "none".

Original poster forces anyone that participates in the poll to admit that Murray will reach a Grand Slam QF within a year.


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No option for "none".

Original poster forces anyone that participates in the poll to admit that Murray will reach a Grand Slam QF within a year.
Never in doubt. You can put your mortgage on bankable Murray.
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Re: Andy Murray: Still Hasn't Reached A Grand Slam QF..

Hence my no vote.

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Re: Andy Murray: Still Hasn't Reached A Grand Slam QF..

I'll bet Leng Jai's granny on Murray making a slam QF in the next 4.

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Re: Andy Murray: Still Hasn't Reached A Grand Slam QF..

US Open...maybe
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Re: Andy Murray: Still Hasn't Reached A Grand Slam QF..

He will be 9-11 seed at Wimbledon, Who will beat him before then? Maybe Ancic or some unranked player but other than that who will he lose to? Roddick, Nalbandian, Blake, Gasquet? On grass?

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He will be 9-11 seed at Wimbledon, Who will beat him before then? Maybe Ancic or some unranked player but other than that who will he lose to? Roddick, Nalbandian, Blake, Gasquet? On grass?
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Re: Andy Murray: Still Hasn't Reached A Grand Slam QF..

We know this only too well and are about to be reminded of it non-stop for the next 4 weeks. On current form I agree the situation is unlikely to change. Happy now?

Please stop rubbing it in.
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