Andy Murray - a reverse Roddick career?
roddick: won his first ever grand slam final (at the US open), he then went on reach 4 further finals, losing all of them. In total, 1 grand slam win out of 5 finals.
murray: loses his first 4 finals, then when he reached his 5th final, he wins (again, at the US open). In total, 1 grand slam win out of 5 finals.
- both defeated by federer on at least 3 grand slam finals
- both defeated by federer at wimbledon
- both took federer to 4 sets on one of their grand slam finals meeting
and heres one last evidence of this 'reverse-ness' of their careers, in their sole grand slam tournament win, they were both taken to 5 sets at one stage, difference is roddick came from behind 2 sets to win, whereas murray was 2 sets up and almost ended up losing.
Personally I have a feeling that this will be murray's one and only grand slam, further solidifying this 'reverse-roddick' career theory. Roddick's career peaked at the very beginning, whereas I think that Murray has already peaked at his 'end' (i.e no more grand slam finals for him, which lets be honest is plausible when you think that he had a lot of luck in winning the US open, nadal will be back, del GOATro will be back, berdych will be back in windless conditions, federer is still around, djokovic AKA serbinator will be definitely be back)