I've honestly never seen a match where Murray was playing peak like tennis. At least I hope that wasn't his peak level.
WARNING: This signature may contain extreme traces of bullying and glory hunting TOMMY HASS 0 slams () and 0 finals 0 consecutive weeks at world no. 1 0 consecutive Laureus World Sports Awards 0 times qualified for YEC 2-13 H2H against motivated Federer 0-5 H2H against RAFA
Career low ranking: 1,241 (26.06.1995) 0 fake mullets flaunted in Roland Garros finals. 0 double bagels consumed against Raonic on grass 1 first name in common with Tommy Robredo
Nadal at USO 08 and Tokyo 11. First two sets of AO 2010 also.
Raonic at USO 12.
The whole Olympic run
Tsonga at Wimby 12
Toronto 2010, against Nalbandian, Nadal and Federer he played superbly in all of them.
An honourable mention to AO 07 4th round against Nadal, that was the first time I honestly thought- going to the very top. Also Djokovic at the AO 2012 semis despite losing he was outstanding for long periods and was highly unfortunate not to win it, was a point from serving for it.
Having seen 95% of his matches since his debut v Hernych in Barcelona 05 I feel qualified enough to judge.
I know this is very specific, but the last two sets of the 2011 Tokyo final were outrageous.
My choice too
?There?s so many athletes, tennis players around the world,? he continued, trying to put his life into some kind of perspective, ?they want to be the best in what they do. They want to succeed. Many of them, they don?t succeed in the end. I?m fortunate to have this opportunity and succeed.?
Regarding the 2012 USO although his actual tennis wasn't peak level his mental strength in that tournament was absolutely insane- Murray is underrated mentally and in four of the last five matches he showed a ridiculous level of clutch on big points with the ability to take the initiative, especially in the tiebreaks- he saved set points with aces and some ballsy play.
Toronto 2010. Not just Federer and Nadal, but Malisse and Nalby were red-hot at the time also.
Of course Tokyo 2011 final was insanely good in the third set, couldn't miss, just an avalanche of winners .....but every player has that occasionally, even amateurs. Ditto Roddick at Queens 2011, although Murray has the matchup advantage there, he basically couldn't lose - which brings its own confidence. "Keep it social!"
When you produce it through an entire tournament, and straight set Nadal and Federer to end it, that's your peak - that was Toronto 2010. Of course, this being Murray, there had to be a brainfart even amongst the perfect event: while smashing Monfils (who was playing well at the time!), Murray ate a bagel in the middle set.