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Will Murray ever reach a Grand Slam final again?

I think right now Murray's role in the sport of tennis is to tire out whoever he's playing for the final by giving his opponent an epic semifinal which Murray will always lose.

Not just in Grand Slams, but in Masters as well. Epic encounters at the 2011 Rome against Djokovic, 2010 WTF against Nadal, and the 2012 Australian Open against Djokovic all spring to mind. Murray universally loses these epic matches against top 3 opponents and makes those opponents tired for the final (though Djokovic has proven that even fatigued he can beat Nadal).

In Masters the situation is different because it's best of 3.

But in Grand Slams, I just can't see Murray ever reaching a final again. He may have some tight semifinals, but I think he will lose every single one. In the majority of cases his opponent will go on to lose in the final.

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I hope not.
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Gee, of course he will.
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Re: Will Murray ever reach a Grand Slam final again?

the great highlander is going to make it in the big leagues. sooner or later he will get his slam. it will be on hard courts.

he will just have to wait until nadal`s and nole`s levels drop. there is not other way. and Fed needs to be out of his way also.

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This guy is such a troll. He made a final last year, and has been in competitive semis since- why on earth couldn't he make another final?

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I think right now Murray's role in the sport of tennis is to tire out whoever he's playing for the final by giving his opponent an epic semifinal which Murray will always lose.

Not just in Grand Slams, but in Masters as well. Epic encounters at the 2011 Rome against Djokovic, 2010 WTF against Nadal, and the 2012 Australian Open against Djokovic all spring to mind. Murray universally loses these epic matches against top 3 opponents and makes those opponents tired for the final (though Djokovic has proven that even fatigued he can beat Nadal).

In Masters the situation is different because it's best of 3.

But in Grand Slams, I just can't see Murray ever reaching a final again. He may have some tight semifinals, but I think he will lose every single one. In the majority of cases his opponent will go on to lose in the final.

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He's got more chance to reach another slam final than you ever will you muppet.

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Sure.
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He will more than likely reach Slam final(s) again.

As long as he can continue to challenge for the SF, he will be giving himself an excellent chance. Nadal and Djokovic are currently dominating, but one/both of them will blink at some point. Federer is still capable of capitalising, but obviously time isn't on his side anymore.

If Murray continues to maintain a superior level of physical fitness, and keeps his game running as smoothly as possible, he will earn enough chances over the next couple of years.
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if he stays healthy there's absolutely no reason why he shouldn't. He was very, very close to beating Djokovic a tthe AO (though to be honest I think he would have lost to Nadal in the final)
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Re: Will Murray ever reach a Grand Slam final again?

Keep in mind what happened to get Murray to those two AO finals - Nadal was injured in their match in 2010 then faced Cilic in the semis, then Rafa had an injury-affected loss to Ferrer the round before in 2011. While it seems that Rafa and Novak get to the semis every major, at least with Rafa it's not a given in the hard court majors.

Andy's odds of getting to another final are definitely better than anyone ranked lower than him.

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He will, but he won't win one...

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Re: Will Murray ever reach a Grand Slam final again?

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Keep in mind what happened to get Murray to those two AO finals - Nadal was injured in their match in 2010 then faced Cilic in the semis, then Rafa had an injury-affected loss to Ferrer the round before in 2011. While it seems that Rafa and Novak get to the semis every major, at least with Rafa it's not a given in the hard court majors.

Andy's odds of getting to another final are definitely better than anyone ranked lower than him.
Why do people insist on rewriting history? Nadal was already 2 sets down when he got injured. He was on course to be straight-setted when the injury occurred.

And as far as 2011 goes, Murray has beaten Nadal at HC majors before, so it's silly to assume that Nadal's injuries are the only thing getting Murray to these finals.
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