Prince very rarely plays brilliantly over the course of two tournaments, so it's hard to imagine him doing a Nole 2011. He is up there with Djokovic and Nadal in terms of stamina, but it's only mental stamina that he lags behind in. Wouldn't mind him going all can't touch this on the rest of the tour like Nadal is doing at the moment. Needs to get his head away from his Wimbly success (it must be tough to do though, such was the achievement) and get it in gear on the court.
I think he will have a Lendl type of career (late bloomer), whereas Nole was the McEnroe (who peaked early). So I could see Prince taking over from 2014 and onwards and end with 6-7 slams. He will definitely stop Rafa at certain slams for sure, and it's amazing how no one is predicting it.
King Rafael Nadal 1-9-2-2-G-64 | Prince Andy Murray 1-1-G-28
Queen Maria Sharapova 1-2-1-1-S-32 | Princess Petra Kvitova 2- 12
If the back op means he'll feel more comfortable on clay again, then all is good. All the greedy sod in me left is desperate to see him accomplish is to bag #1. He's got the slams, he just needs the top ranking for the final important piece of history. You saw the names who attended the #1's bash in New York the other week. I'd like to see him belong with them.
While I knew Andy had problems with his back the surgery decision still shocked me. And this doesn't sound very encouraging: What is a discectomy?
It is the removal of herniated disc material that presses on a nerve root or the spinal cord, and is an operation that is usually more effective at treating leg pain than back pain.
“I have a, shall we say, morbid personality.”
― Novala Takemoto, Missin' (Novel)