The only real doubt that remains about Andy Murray's outstanding and still-improving qualities is whether he can deliver them well enough to beat Roger Federer on the big occasion. Murray claims it is a doubt he no longer has.
For this reason, and because the defense of the Masters Series title this week has been very much secondary to preparing for the US Open, Murray has not been too bothered whether or not he got to play Federer this week. "I don't mind. I always enjoy playing against him but I don't think I can put that much pressure on a match," Murray said when asked if he relished opportunities to get a psychological edge on the grand slam record-holder.