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Improvements In Andy Murray's Game?

Spes
08-03-2008, 08:29 PM
I am just curious what you guys think the improvements to Murray's game are that has allowed him to get to #6 in the world? I really...don't see any. But maybe some of you can enlighten me.

finishingmove
08-03-2008, 08:30 PM
improvement in attitude.

he's still a mug pusher

Lullaby
08-03-2008, 08:33 PM
Strength and Serve are doing better atm

He is so talented but still a few years from putting it all together and gaining endurance for 5 set slams

Black Adam
08-03-2008, 08:35 PM
There now is 3 in the mix: Murray, Nadal and Djokovic

Spes
08-03-2008, 08:36 PM
Chris Fowler: "This is embarassing!"

Precisely. Seems even ESPN commentators (outside of Gilbitch of course) don't care for his game.

scarecrows
08-03-2008, 08:38 PM
There now is 3 in the mix: Murray, Nadal and Djokovic

spoken like your idol :lol:

Murray is definitely improving but his gamestyle is questionable, especially considering that he has the capabilities to play a much nicer game. So far he's nothing more than a pusher with a very good serve and great court coverage

adee-gee
08-03-2008, 08:41 PM
1) Being much more aggressive with his forehand.

2) Serving better.

3) Improvements in attitude, isn't so down on himself.

Spes
08-03-2008, 08:47 PM
1) Being much more aggressive with his forehand.

2) Serving better.

3) Improvements in attitude, isn't so down on himself.

I agree about the last two.

I haven't seen him be aggressive at all in this match, I guess he has just changed his tactics because of how poorly Novak is playing. His attitude has definitely improved.

RogandyFan
08-03-2008, 09:10 PM
I agree about the last two.

I haven't seen him be aggressive at all in this match, I guess he has just changed his tactics because of how poorly Novak is playing. His attitude has definitely improved.

You cannot compare Andy's aggressiveness to Nole and said that he has not improved. You should compare them to his matches earlier this year. Edit: He goes for it more often now.

schorsch
08-03-2008, 09:14 PM
His serve and demeanour are better. He's got stronger and fitter and has realized that he can't be as passive anymore. He steps in on second serves better, too. He's going in the right direction, I think. He could be a tad bit more aggressive though. Also his FH doesnt give as many errors away now.

rocketassist
08-03-2008, 09:14 PM
Choking.

groundstroke
08-03-2008, 09:15 PM
Forehand. (flat )

Albop
08-03-2008, 09:18 PM
Closing matches.

adee-gee
08-03-2008, 09:45 PM
1) Being much more aggressive with his forehand.

2) Serving better.

3) Improvements in attitude, isn't so down on himself.
Forgot to add:

4) Fitness.

groundstroke
08-03-2008, 09:47 PM
His fitness is fine.

Xenosys
08-03-2008, 09:53 PM
Chris Fowler: "This is embarassing!"

Precisely. Seems even ESPN commentators (outside of Gilbitch of course) don't care for his game.

Who's Chris Fowler? I don't see his name anywhere on a Masters trophy. If he had of been someone with a reasonably proficient tennis background, then I would of taken his opinion more seriously. Instead I'm just laughing hysterically at the guy.

Improvements over the last 9 months :

* Fitness
* 1st Serve
* Forehand has become more consistent
* On-Court attitude

The actual improvements in his physical game haven't been earth shattering, but his on-court mentality and his approach to each point stand out like a sore thumb. Like I said in another thread, his temperament was seen as a huge weakness in his game and opponents were keen to exploit that, but now he seems a little more level-headed, which is a sign of growing maturity in his overall game.