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View Poll Results: Will he win a clay title
No 46 35.38%
He will win an ATP 250 26 20.00%
He will win an ATP 500 26 20.00%
He will win a MS title (yeah right!) 20 15.38%
He will do the unthinkable and win Roland Garros 12 9.23%
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post #481 of 692 (permalink) Old 05-01-2013, 02:03 AM
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Re: Andy Murray on clay. Will he ever win a clay title?

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Re: Andy Murray on clay. Will he ever win a clay title?

Andy could possibly win a clay 250, but he doesn't enter them so I voted No. I wish he could play better on clay, but I can't see this happening at this point in his career.
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Re: Andy Murray on clay. Will he ever win a clay title?

Murray's clay tournaments so far in his career:

2012: RG, 2 Masters, 1 ATP500
2011: RG, 3 M
2010: RG, 3 M
2009: RG, 3 M
2008: RG, 3 M, 1 500
2007: 2 M (injury break)
2006: RG, 3 M, 1 500

Last time he played a smaller tournament than Barcelona was Dresden challenger in May 2005.
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No !

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Maybe a 500 or even a Master

Why not

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Explanation for Murray ineptitude on clay???

Time and time again we see the British #1 get pounded on clay. Its his least successful slam surface and he never looks comfortable out there. Is there a reason for his results on clay? When we look at him without the results he should be the clay goat:


- Great defending/ Pushing tendencies: obviously clay is a very slow surface and defenders should thrive here unfortunately for Murray he hasn't made a clay final much less thrived on the surface.

- Growing up on clay: Unlike some of the American men who haven't seen clay court until there mid 20's. Murray grew up playing on the surface at a fairly young age.

- He has declared it is his favorite surface: Should be half decent on your favorite surface, right?


All things considering, why doesn't he have success on this surface like he's had on the hard or grass courts?








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'I respect Murray as a top 20 player'

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Time and time again we see the British #1 get pounded on clay. Its his least successful slam surface and he never looks comfortable out there. Is there a reason for his results on clay? When we look at him without the results he should be the clay goat:


- Great defending/ Pushing tendencies: obviously clay is a very slow surface and defenders should thrive here unfortunately for Murray he hasn't made a clay final much less thrived on the surface.

- Growing up on clay: Unlike some of the American men who haven't seen clay court until there mid 20's. Murray grew up playing on the surface at a fairly young age.

- He has declared it is his favorite surface: Should be half decent on your favorite surface, right?


All things considering, why doesn't he have success on this surface like he's had on the hard or grass courts?








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It's his movement. Apparantely Murray has knee issues which makes it difficult for him on clay.

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It's his movement. Apparantely Murray has knee issues which makes it difficult for him on clay.
Joint pain is the key to success on clay.
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Joint pain is the key to success on clay.
Whatever Murray's issue is apparently doesn't hold up well on Clay.

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Re: Explanation for Murray ineptitude on clay???

You need firepower to succeed on clay, something Mandy certainly does not have.

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He's British. That's a big handicap to overcome.

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Re: Explanation for Murray ineptitude on clay???

He grew up playing in Barcelona, so i have no idea why he is so bad at it. He is not even a top 20 on clay, it is just bad.
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