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Can Murray Become The Greatest Also-Ran ?

Now, as paradoxical it sounds, this guy's remained in Fedalovak's shadows and the new generation is close


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Re: Can Murray Become The Greatest Also-Ran ?

The new generation is pretty rubbish, he still has a few more years. Good slam record mind.

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affirmative. he has time on his side. lets hope for the best.
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he has had the best British tennis career for 50 years
and he's under achieved

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he has had the best British tennis career for 50 years
and he's under achieved
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But yes true. Although to say British men have been poor since Bunny Austin left the scene in the 1930s along with Fred Perry is a understatement.

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He probably just hangs about in 2nd place protecting himself with 3 bananas whilst waiting for the person in the lead to get blue shelled.
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Murray is already the GAROAT without a doubt when we are talking Open Era. Pre-Open Era, there were a few guys that lost in 3 or more slam finals, guys like:

Frank Hunter- 3 slam finals, many SF and QF, though he did win the Gold Medal in 1924.
Harry Hopman- 3 slam finals, though he did win 2 slams in doubles and 5 slams in mixed doubles.
Bunny Austin- 3 slam finals, though he was a pivotal part of 2 Davis Cup titles in 1935-1936.
Frank Riseley- 3 slam finals, though he won 2 Wimbledon doubles titles.
Eric Sturgess- 3 slam finals, though he won 1 doubles title and 2 mixed doubles titles.

So basically, yeah, overall, counting doubles and mixed doubles, and counting Open Era and Pre-Open Era, yes, Andy Murray is the GAROAT, Greatest Also-Ran Of All Time.

Until he wins one at least.

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Murray is already the GAROAT without a doubt when we are talking Open Era. Pre-Open Era, there were a few guys that lost in 3 or more slam finals, guys like:

Frank Hunter- 4 slam finals
Harry Hopman- 3 slam finals
Bunny Austin- 3 slam finals
Frank Riseley- 3 slam finals
Eric Sturgess- 3 slam finals
he was also British, and failed to win a set in a final

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He already is.

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He already is.
Agreed- he might be a slam champ in his own right yet, but as of now, he's the GAROAT.

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I don't think there are many people who can deny that Murray is already the greatest player never to win a slam.
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He already is.
This. And as a fan, I hope to God he wins a slam so he loses this distinction.

Someone mentioned he was an underachiever. And I second that to the power of 10.
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I don't think there are many people who can deny that Murray is already the greatest player never to win a slam.
Rios/Nalbandian were better players than Murray, but accomplishment wise yeah

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What do people think his biggest near miss at those Slams was? I say Wimbledon 09 as he had just won Queens, Federer was very beatable in that final and he only needed to get through Roddick to face him.

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Re: Can Murray Become The Greatest Also-Ran ?

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Now, as paradoxical it sounds, this guy's remained in Fedalovak's shadows and the new generation is close


Australian Open: 2 Finals, 1 Semi-Final

French Open: 1 Semi-Final

Wimbledon: 3 Consecutive Semi-Finals

US Open: 1 Final, 1 Semi-Final
correct would be fedalOVIC.

He had bad results on clay, but now with grass season here, he will catch up and earn MANY points
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Murray is already the best player to never win a slam by a long way. I still believe he will win one though.

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